Hello, Went to my AFCO today to discuss career options as an Officer. On discussing medical issues with the civilian employee (of which I have no permanent issues such as diabetes/asthma etc) I mentioned that I am having laser eye surgery performed in September to free myself from the constraints of contacts/glasses. My vision isn't bad in civilian terms but for the military is just out. However, my standard is easily good enough to be corrected and thus be accepted into the forces. Whilst I was thanked for my 'honesty and integrity' in revealing my intentions, she informed me that I would need to wait for 12 months before I could re-apply. Whilst she thought I was doing the right thing 'off the record' she said that there is little my AFCO can do in the meantime to puruse a career within the army. As I'd like a career in the armed forces for 22 years (as of now anyway) so I don't see a year as being a long time in the big picture - but would like to get cracking on furthering myself physically and mentally. So here's why I am writing here - for both advice and opinion. 1) The AFCO admitted they couldn't help me out for 12 months, but did not dissuade me from contacting forces personnel for advice elsehwere. Does anybody have any advice on where or who I can speak to for advice on the issue of laser eye surgery and the armed forces. 2) Anything I can do in the 12 months to help boost my chances of getting through the selection process? I see the deferral not as a punishment but as a chance and a challenge to improve myself. 3) Anybody else had/having to overcome a similar situation. Any other suggestions/advice would be welcome. Feel free to pm me if you wish. Thank you for your time and co-operation.