Hello, I'm hoping to apply to the Army as an officer next year. As I need to wear glasses most of the time I was just wondering if anyone could give me a bit of clarification on how short-sightedness is dealt with during training. I've read a couple of reports here that there are still issue glasses at Sandhurst: should I expect monstrosities along the lines of the U.S. "birth control" frames or something a bit more understated? Are candidates allowed to wear their own glasses or is this generally discouraged? According to a few older posts it's also possible (though strictly speaking against the rules) to wear daily disposable or continuous wear contact lenses while at Sandhurst - do people generally agree with this? On balance I'd feel a lot happier with contacts but I'm not overly keen on the idea of constantly trying to hide the fact that I'm wearing them. Any general advice from fellow speccies who have recently completed or are currently on the commissioning course would also be appreciated - beyond stating the basic eyesight requirements the official sources don't seem to be very forthcoming on this topic. To be honest it's hard to form an idea of whether needing corrective vision while training (or indeed once commissioned) is a manageable extra hassle or a massive pain in the neck. If the latter then I'd consider corrective surgery prior to applying but for various reasons this is an option I'd prefer to avoid. Thanks all for reading this far.