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    • Vision waiver info
      By Hopefulflyer389 · Posted
      Jumping in on the vision waiver band wagon here, my recent vision exam showed -2.75 in my left eye and -1.50 for my right, but my vision is correctable to 20/20. Should there be any concerns for not getting a waiver to fly fighters? I found the following "Vision & Refractive Error Standards" in AFI48-123, but it's dated 19 July 2012 and I can't seem to find and updated version. Also, I keep finding varies answers to this with people that have similar vision.Thank you. 
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      By willis · Posted
      In a perfect world that'll happen. Not necessarily the case anymore.  I don't know about AFRC, but in the guard nothing is for sure until it has already happened. 
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