Jump to content

Fort Rucker Physical (low contrast sensitivity waiver)

Recommended Posts

I have seen some general posts regarding a Class 1w flight physical upon arrival to Rucker, but none specifically referring to waivers regarding low contrast sensitivity. I had PRK years ago which caused significant low contrast (Night Vision) issues in my right eye below the 20/60 standard. However, I have taken two flight physicals successfully without a waiver (not sure how). However, I am concerned upon arrival to Army flight school and them conducting a low contrast test subsequently flagging this issue. Is this generally considered a waiverable or do they just breeze through the night vision portion and ask the obligitory do you see halo's/blurriness question and move on...Thanks for the assistance

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That would be the logical conclusion. The only reason I am worried about it is because I think the reason I passed was the Dr. good graces. I am starting to come to the conclusion I may have to try and go to a civilian Dr. to figure out how to overcome the contrast sensitivity portion         . I know they say it can be corrected again with PRK, but I just wanted to get a feel for it at Rucker before I take that drastic step considering I passed the physical before. Do you know how they test the contrast sensitivity portion? Is it with both eyes open?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...