Discussion in 'Stickies/Frequently Asked Questions' started by Ninja_Stoker, Sep 23, 2010.
Some quip referencing specsavers no doubt
Just a quick heads up @Ninja_Stoker and @GreyWing
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@Ninja_Stoker I thought contact lenses were allowed in the SF?
Post #16 refers:
The latest edition of the reference book states the following in Articles 0606 and 0607:
Ninja (or anyone that can help).
My eyesight is my main concern for application. Diopters etx are +4 and -1.5 both eyes.
VA wothout glasses : R 6/30 L 6/20
VA with glasses: R 6/30 L 6/6
Aware I meet standards without glasses but concerned that my poor vision in right eye is going to prevent entry.
Eye surgery is an option but nothing is guaranteed and if I can avoid it I would prefer to.
Post #1 outlines the standards to be met. You need to meet both the corrected and uncorrected standards for entry - unfortunately only a qualified optician can give definitive advice in this area.
Had my recruitment test today at AFCO and passed. Following this I had my eye test at Boots opticians where I found out that I have actually had the wrong prescription for most of my adult life and I do meet both corrected and uncorrected standards. Interview next week and going from there.
Lesson to be learnt here is be persistent and a second or in my case 3rd opinion can't hurt!
Looking forward to the challenges
Hi just wondering if someone can clarify this for me.
When I joined the RN and had my eyes tested I was at standard 2. The opticians said not to worry because standard 1 was just for Royal Marines, infantry etc. Now I'm wondering if the opticians was wrong or if policy changed. Could I still join the RM at standard 2?
Sorry I know the answer is probably really obvious but I keep seeing lot of conflicting stuff things on the internet so I thought I just get a straight answer here.
The optician is incorrect. The standard for entry as a Royal Marine is Visual Acuity 3, so VA2 is fine.
VA1 is required for those specialising as Snipers, Aircrew and Landing Craft.
Thank you for clearing that up for me much appreciated.
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