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Medical every two years not meeting standards anymore

leafarpa

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I've in the pres for two years my medical expired, my vision came from 6/6 to 6/9 (corrected, both eyes) so basically I don't meet the enrollment standards, if I renew my medical I have to show this optometrist test. I lost vision due age, am I going to be forced released due to the fact that I'm 20/25 instead of 20/20 vision? I'm combat arms
 

dapaterson

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Provided you still meet you occupational specification, which may be lower than the enrolment standard, you are fine.

If yoou do not meet your occupational standard, you may be retained, or offered the opportunity to undergo a compulsory occupational transfer.
 

sarahsmom

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I've in the pres for two years my medical expired, my vision came from 6/6 to 6/9 (corrected, both eyes) so basically I don't meet the enrollment standards, if I renew my medical I have to show this optometrist test. I lost vision due age, am I going to be forced released due to the fact that I'm 20/25 instead of 20/20 vision? I'm combat arms
Enrolment standard for Combat arms generally is V3, or vision up to 6/60 in either eye, and correctable to 6/6.
If you are currently 6/9 down from 6/6, you are not the same potentially as how you were at enrolment, but you still meet the acceptable combat arms vision requirement. Even pilot is allowed to have V2 vision.
Also, whether or not you show your prescription/visual acuity result from the optometrist is irrelevant as they will test your vision during your part 1 medical. If there is concern they will ask you to go to your optometrist. Your medical will not be completed until your vision is checked (in your case). You should always be completely honest and open at your medical appts otherwise the medical staff cannot give you the care you need.

There are many many many people who have had their vision deteriorate due to age while serving. You will not get kicked out. If ever your vision is so bad that you cannot be combat arms, you may be offered an occupational transfer to a trade where your vision is acceptable.
 
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