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#1 JerryN12

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 14:27

Hi everyone,

 

Street to seater here. I'm trying not to let paperwork slip ups ruin my chance to fly. I'll be going in for PRK next month and want to make sure I've got all the forms that the doctor needs to sign off on, pre and post procedure.  I've got appendix 2 and 3 from the corneal refractive surgery section ready to go, but is there anything -not- outlined in the aeromedical policy letters that I should be aware of?

 

My recruiter seemed unsure of the time requirement between eye surgery and my flight physical. All I've seen is that there's a minimum of 3 months, and I need to be recovered enough from surgery to pass the slit lamp exam and low contrast test. Is there any info out there that contradicts this?

 

Thank you all in advance for any and all info or advice.

 

P.S No more sitting board for WOFT applicants? Does the packet go straight to the national board?



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Posted 26 November 2018 - 07:31

Hi everyone,
 
Street to seater here. I'm trying not to let paperwork slip ups ruin my chance to fly. I'll be going in for PRK next month and want to make sure I've got all the forms that the doctor needs to sign off on, pre and post procedure.  I've got appendix 2 and 3 from the corneal refractive surgery section ready to go, but is there anything -not- outlined in the aeromedical policy letters that I should be aware of?
 
My recruiter seemed unsure of the time requirement between eye surgery and my flight physical. All I've seen is that there's a minimum of 3 months, and I need to be recovered enough from surgery to pass the slit lamp exam and low contrast test. Is there any info out there that contradicts this?
 
Thank you all in advance for any and all info or advice.
 
P.S No more sitting board for WOFT applicants? Does the packet go straight to the national board?


I have never personally looked up the regs on recovery time but from following this forum, others that have had the procedure done stated that it is a required 3 month recovery for AEROMED. However, MEPS requires a 6 month recovery before they will process you into the Army.

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 10:15

Thank you. I've already had a MEPS exam while wearing glasses and been cleared for general service, although my recruiter seemed unsure if I would require a second MEPS visit post PRK.



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Posted 26 November 2018 - 10:35

I got PRK and got my waiver for flight 3 months later. However, the MEPS waiver actually took forever and required 6 months

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 16:07

If you have any questions about how my process went feel free to message me. PRK worked out well for me. I'm on the board this week




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