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Danny111

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Alright lads ogt me eye test tomorrow and im worried that im going to fail. Sight gets blurry about a meter in front of my eyes anyone on here have similar worries and get through the test, just wondering cant do anything about it but i need to put my mind at ease *text deleted*

Cheers lads
 

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Mate, it's actually pretty surprising how much you can get away with and still be OK. Ninja has put up the detailed requirments for VA1, 2 & 3 elsewhere on here, so have a look at them, but this is the simplest way to explain it!

I assume you wear glasses/contacts from how you discribed your eyesight above? The easiest way to tell is take a look at your last prescription (or the strength/power written on your contact lens packets) As long as you ar less than +/- 6 in both eyes (and the difference between your eyes isn't more than 1.25) then you'll get in as VA3 which means you'll be fine. more than +/- 6 and it's bad news I'm afraid.

I reckon I must be similar to you; if I take my contacts out now I can't read the text on this forum (on my computer screen) and that's like half a meter away!! my prescription is -5 and -5.75 and I got signed off as VA3 with no questions or problems.

There are other aspects to the test (colour perception etc) but these have little to do with being short sighted, etc. so don't worry too much about them.

Hope that helps.
 

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hey mate! yea i worry about my eyes too *text deleted* well my eyes, well... wat eyes! *text deleted* theyr *text deleted**text deleted* but i think the best thing to do is just not think about it! pointless getting all worried about it for nothin!
 

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i read on another forum that to join the royal marines you had to have va1-2 eyesight not sure if this is true though :confused:
 

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i read on another forum that to join the royal marines you had to have va1-2 eyesight not sure if this is true though :confused:

No, certain specialisations within the Marines are VA1 & VA2, but for entry it's VA3.
 

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cheers lads put my mind at ease quite a bit *text deleted* will soon see how i do tomorrow afternoon
 

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you will be find, my eye site is SH!T and i still passed. she took my glasses off and she said ok please read from the smalles line you can see... i was like urmm H... i think :(
 
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