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Re: canadian forces vision requirements
« Reply #750 on: March 01, 2017, 14:49:58 »
my prescription is 6.25 in one eye 5.5 in the other as well as a 2.9 astigmatism in one eye and a 4 in the other do i qualify for military vision requirements

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Re: canadian forces vision requirements
« Reply #751 on: March 01, 2017, 17:30:43 »
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Re: Vision Questions Megathread, Categories, Problems etc.
« Reply #752 on: March 01, 2017, 17:53:07 »
That last line is awfully big. Anybody could read it.

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Re: Vision Questions Megathread, Categories, Problems etc.
« Reply #753 on: March 17, 2017, 15:44:39 »
Quick question if any one can help. Please note, went through the pages and haven't located the exact answer to my question.

I believe my vision will be a V1 or V2 category. 6/6 left and 6/9 right eye. So i will possibly need to provide a current refractive error measurement if i fall into V2 category. My question is i recently had a routine eye exam completed to insure my eyes indeed where healthy and no issues. Was given a very minor prescription following my routine exam (is that my refractive error?) and was wondering if it is, is that all i need to bring for a current refractive error measurement or do you need additional forms following your CF medical exam?

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Quick question if any one can help. Please note, went through the pages and haven't located the exact answer to my question.

I believe my vision will be a V1 or V2 category. 6/6 left and 6/9 right eye. So i will possibly need to provide a current refractive error measurement if i fall into V2 category. My question is i recently had a routine eye exam completed to insure my eyes indeed where healthy and no issues. Was given a very minor prescription following my routine exam (is that my refractive error?) and was wondering if it is, is that all i need to bring for a current refractive error measurement or do you need additional forms following your CF medical exam?

Thanks and all the best!

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Re: Vision Questions Megathread, Categories, Problems etc.
« Reply #755 on: March 18, 2017, 16:45:14 »
I did my medical last Oct and I'm V2. Since you've had an eye exam within the last year you just have to bring in a copy for the medical staff. Had it been more than a year they would provide you with a form to have an optometrist to fill out.

Edit: Adding to my last, there was a minor test they don't normally do in an annual exam that I had to get my optometrist to check. It took about 3 mins and they didn't even charge me for it, signed my form and I handed it back into the recruiting centre.
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Re: Vision Questions Megathread, Categories, Problems etc.
« Reply #756 on: March 19, 2017, 08:28:24 »
I'm currently waiting for my medical to clear up in ottawa. From what I've gathered I'm V2, 6/12 and 6/15 both corrected to 6/6, prescription is -1,00 and -1,25. I never wore glasses and fonction well without any. Is there any point where they require you to wear glasses or is it required for pretty much anyone in V2? My trade choices are V3, armoured and infantry.

I know I'll get an answer eventually, but still I'd like to know in advance in case I need to buy glasses.

If you are going Reg F, you will be given glasses in week 2 of BMQ. and every 2 years after that.

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Re: Vision Questions Megathread, Categories, Problems etc.
« Reply #757 on: March 29, 2017, 07:21:18 »
Hi,

My names Ilyas im from Steveston, Richmond, BC ill post a bio in the bio section. I am a new recruit for the Air-Force, I already did my physical testing and passed with good times. I am just studying for my aptitude test & getting ready to knock it out the park. I was just wondering about the medical exam and more specifically the un-corrected vs. corrected part. If my eyes are bad without glasses or contacts on, but 20/20 vision with them on or in, will I be okay? I read around and saw the standards and stuff but it still is not clear, I also read that doesnt matter whether its 20/20 vision when you put them on or in, but that doesn't make sense, why would they test with it on if it doesn't matter?

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Re: Vision Questions Megathread, Categories, Problems etc.
« Reply #758 on: April 02, 2017, 12:00:04 »
This link may answer some of your questions:
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-policies-standards-medical-occupations/cf-visual-acuity-testing-instructions.page
I think if you are not correctable to 20/20 with your glasses, you are a risk in combat (since you can't see clearly with or without your glasses.)
If you prescription is higher than +/- 7 then you are automatically a V5 and your vision will make you unsuitable for all trades,

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Re: Vision Questions Megathread, Categories, Problems etc.
« Reply #759 on: April 09, 2017, 04:30:37 »
Ah that is around my prescription I think a -7 and a -8. I decided to get laser eye surgery anyway. Thanks. I guess god has a plan for me.

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Recruiting center: New Westminster BC
Regular/Reserve: Regular
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Medical: Need a form filled from laser surgery
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Enrollment Medical - High Myopia V5 - Considering Procedure Not Discussed
« Reply #760 on: September 08, 2017, 09:16:44 »
Hello all,
Was unable to find any concrete listing anywhere detailing whether or not Implantable Contact Lenses/ Phakic Intraocular Lens (used for correcting nearsightedness) were acceptable if someone has the procedure done prior to applying.
These are procedures usually utilized for those whom arent ideal candidates for LASIK/PRK but unlike LASIK/PRK are entirely reversible.

Long story short, the only way for myself to qualify as V4 or higher is to have this procedure. Beyond that every other metric or measure of my health is fine and well. If this procedure is considered ineligible by military standards for NEW Recruits or if it disqualifiies me then it will leave me searching for alternatives in regards to what can be done.

I have also heard of medical appeals/waivers given a candidates circumstances and with supporting documentation. Could someone enlighten me on how that might work?

Option 1) Get ICL/IOL Procedure before enlisting. Completely reversible. Wait 1 or 2 years for stability and apply. May get rejected and then have to appeal

Option 2) Get PRK/LASIK. Long term risk of regression and no guarentee of perfect vision. Non reversible as well. I am stuck with the results.

Option 3) Get in with ICL/IOL without any questions asked (lol long shot i know)

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Re: Enrollment Medical - High Myopia V5 - Considering Procedure Not Discussed
« Reply #761 on: September 08, 2017, 09:25:14 »
I have also heard of medical appeals/waivers given a candidates circumstances and with supporting documentation. Could someone enlighten me on how that might work?

Challenging a medical decision/Requesting second review 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=37404.25
2 pages.

Medical rejection seems strange 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=121893.0

appealing medical rejection   
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=119953.0

Medical appeal 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=68680.0

Asked and answered in Ask a CAF Recruiter,

re: appeals
http://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,123090.msg1440632.html#msg1440632

Q: I have finally sent in an appeal because it takes to long to get in to see a psychiatrist.

A: To appeal any type of Medical disqualification, will require reports from your civilian health care professionals.   

Medical appeal 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=68680.0

appealing medical rejection
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=119953.0

Appeals
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=83309.0

Failed to meet Medical Standards
OP: I'm planning on appealing their decision
https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,110159.50.html
3 pages.

Ottawa Medical
OP:  is there any way I can appeal this decision? 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=35629.0

"Does not Meet Common Enrolment Medical Standards"
OP: Two weeks ago I received my notice that my appeal was successfully over turned.
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=113415.0
2 pages.

etc...

Was unable to find any concrete listing anywhere detailing whether or not Implantable Contact Lenses/ Phakic Intraocular Lens (used for correcting nearsightedness) were acceptable if someone has the procedure done prior to applying.

Implantable lenses
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=36740.0;nowap

As always,  Recruiting is your most trusted source of up to date information.
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Re: Enrollment Medical - High Myopia V5 - Considering Procedure Not Discussed
« Reply #762 on: September 08, 2017, 10:05:04 »
Hello all,
Was unable to find any concrete listing anywhere detailing whether or not Implantable Contact Lenses/ Phakic Intraocular Lens (used for correcting nearsightedness) were acceptable if someone has the procedure done prior to applying.
These are procedures usually utilized for those whom arent ideal candidates for LASIK/PRK but unlike LASIK/PRK are entirely reversible.

Long story short, the only way for myself to qualify as V4 or higher is to have this procedure. Beyond that every other metric or measure of my health is fine and well. If this procedure is considered ineligible by military standards for NEW Recruits or if it disqualifiies me then it will leave me searching for alternatives in regards to what can be done.

I have also heard of medical appeals/waivers given a candidates circumstances and with supporting documentation. Could someone enlighten me on how that might work?

Option 1) Get ICL/IOL Procedure before enlisting. Completely reversible. Wait 1 or 2 years for stability and apply. May get rejected and then have to appeal

Option 2) Get PRK/LASIK. Long term risk of regression and no guarentee of perfect vision. Non reversible as well. I am stuck with the results.

Option 3) Get in with ICL/IOL without any questions asked (lol long shot i know)

https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,118331.msg1356912.html#msg1356912

Having issues getting into the formal guidelines, but the last set I had mirrored this post.

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Re: Enrollment Medical - High Myopia V5 - Considering Procedure Not Discussed
« Reply #763 on: September 08, 2017, 10:33:12 »
https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,118331.msg1356912.html#msg1356912

Having issues getting into the formal guidelines, but the last set I had mirrored this post.

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Thank you sir for replying,

Based on the language used is this the same guidelines for new recruits (individuals whom have had the procedures done before enlisting?) 

The language through my interpretation states that these are restrictions for active personnel?  What about civilians whom have had these procedures in the past and are now interested in a career within the armed forces?

Thank you again. 


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Re: Vision Questions Megathread, Categories, Problems etc.
« Reply #764 on: September 08, 2017, 11:37:11 »
Those are for people being assessed as recruits and for people serving currently.


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