Hello all, I'm starting university in september and whilst at uni I am planning on joining the university Officer Training Corps (Liverpool). I've been worrying about my eyesight and whether it is good enough to be an officer in the Parachute Regiment, which I'm training really hard for, I'm very fit, and it's what I really want to do. I would like to be in the infantry at least. But my eyesight may not be good enough for the paras. I need to wear specs for driving and for long distance reading, like when I'm in a class or recognising faces from afar. I imagine that if I was trying to shoot a rifle without specs at anything at a reasonable distance I would be at a disadvantage. Will I be at a disadvantage in applying for AOSB, and progressing to Sandhurst, etc? What about the paras? Fast forward a few years and say I get commissioned into the regiment... Would I be able to jump out of planes, deploy from helicopters, etc with eyesight that isn't near perfect? Would I get some sort of issued specs that could be used when parachuting/or in combat? Thanks in advance. [EDIT] I'm really hoping not to have to get laser eye surgery. And I never use contact lenses. I read somewhere that laser eye surgery can lead to, when jumping from high altitudes, a rupturing of the eye or something? As it becomes sensitive to the pressure.