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Depth Perception Test - Flight Physical

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I did my physical at MEPS today and took the depth perception test with it.

 

It was the test with the 5 black circles and you have to pick out which circle stands out... I was shocked at how difficult this was as my vision has always been good. Somehow I was able to pass it but if I were to take this test again, I would maybe pass 1 in every 3 tries.

 

Is there a depth perception test for the Army Flight Physical? Is it the same as MEPS with the circles?

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There is one. But don't worry too much about it. It is a difficult test for everyone and I think they know that lol.

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Its not just you.

 

I just had my flight physical and the depth perception was surprisingly hard.

 

My initial test had 4 dots, same setup, one of these is not like the others. I struggled at around the 6th of 9 questions. My gal was super kind and fetched a version with only 3 dots so that I could get 9/9 questions. She metaphorically held my hand through the last 3 questions. She said it was not uncommon to struggle with the later questions.

 

If you passed at MEPS I wouldnt sweat it.

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You do a depth perception test at each physical every year. All of mine have been a book of ten sets of three circles. I’ve guessed a few times and told the optomotrist doing the test and never had a problem.

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The second column is hard as hell lol i do it yearly and the same sheet every time and the second column is shallow. Its fine though the only way you can fail is if youre actually like "i have no idea" same with the colorblind thing you saying 46 or 48 isnt gonna fail you but saying who knows will.

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Thanks all for the replies. I have done some research and apparently they have something called Vision Therapy which claims to help improve Depth Perception. I am going to look into it more. I will post if it helps or not.

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I am pretty sure that if the docs graded this objectively, I would fail it every single time. The first 3 or 4 aren't too bad but the rest tend to go like this:

 

"Middle"

 

Awkward pause

 

"Left"

 

"Try again"

 

"Right, definitely right"

 

 

So, sweat not. Once you get that first physical done, you're in the club

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you'll definitely be doing the depth perception test during flight physical. I also have always had great vision, naturally 20/10 in both eyes on my last doctors visit but I did consider the depth perception test very challenging. The dots are the hardest ones, I breeze through every other depth perception category in the book.

 

I believe mine were 5 sets of circles for each line. It gets progressively harder. I breezed through lines 1,2,3 4, and 5 and then slowed down for lines 6-10 to the point where the doc kept saying, "well... which one is it?".

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On 12/17/2018 at 3:16 PM, jcg7340 said:

Thanks all for the replies. I have done some research and apparently they have something called Vision Therapy which claims to help improve Depth Perception. I am going to look into it more. I will post if it helps or not.

Hey so did you ever try that Vision Therapy? What were the results???

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