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Flight physical - astigmatism question

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#1 kidd23

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:40

Can anyone help? I just took my flight physical and only one of my eyes has an astigmatism of 1.25, 0.25 above the allowable range. My eyesight is 20/20 and 20/25 and my better eye is 1.00 which are all within range. I'm a S2S/civilian and I read that the army will allow waivers for 0.75 out of range. Is this true for a S2S or only AD? What are my options?


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#2 redlightning54

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 21:40

Youll be fine. I have astigmatism and they gave me 5 pairs of prescription glasses and a contact prescription for flight school

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 16:09

Youll be fine. I have astigmatism and they gave me 5 pairs of prescription glasses and a contact prescription for flight school

They let you rock contacts? I've been debating whether to use the civilian glasses they gave me underneath the helmet or if there is a better alternative. I wish the helm had prescription lenses, considering how expensive those freaking things are.



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Posted 25 September 2019 - 09:34

I found out same thing during my class 1 flight phys. it was .25 past the waiverable on my left eye. Ended up getting lasik refractive surgery, which pushed my packet back 5 months... I'll be on November board. Good luck!



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Posted 12 October 2019 - 16:49

They let you rock contacts? I've been debating whether to use the civilian glasses they gave me underneath the helmet or if there is a better alternative. I wish the helm had prescription lenses, considering how expensive those freaking things are.


I wear my contacts most days. You just have to have prescription glasses in your flight bag with you on the helicopter. I keep a pair in my bag, and wear them if I forget my contacts or something.




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