I applied for a medical cadetship to the Navy and have been rejected on medical grounds and found to be 'permanently unfit' due to the fact that my eyesight is just outside the lowest acceptable level. I have offered to have laser eye surgery (the type acceptable to the forces) but am still considered permanently unfit as my starting eyesight point is worse than they accept. I find this crazy as I wear contacts permanently and its not like I walk around with milk bottle glasses or anything - you wouldn't even know I was shortsighted. I play sports, function normally etc. and never even give my eyes a second thought. It seems mad in this day and age to be rejected on these grounds when eye surgery is a solution and when the forces are short of doctors. I am so frustrated and wonder if anyone knows if the army would reject me like the Navy has.