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
Extra buttons have suddenly appeared on the posts of others in this thread including one that allows me to edit the posts of other forum users.
@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
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