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  1. USAF / USA / USN / USMC Vision

    Send me your specific situation and I'll give you an answer (if possible).
  2. USAF / USA / USN / USMC Vision

    Good questions. I'm not really sure. Often times if a person fails the eyeball portion at MEPS, but the results are in question, they'll come for an IFC I exam anyway since we don't want to DQ anyone when it's not clear-cut. I'm sure there is some overlap in the two exams, but they are certainly not the same. The IFC I will be more in-depth with more tests. Passing MEPS means you have a darn good chance at IFC I, but no guarantee. I really don't even know if MEPS does a full cycloplegic exam, but that really impacts just a small percentage of people anyway. I suspect MEPS is just a sanity check. Do you have two eyes? Yep, move on. Plus, I would assume they would look at other parts of the physical that would be obvious DQs (e.g. are you crazy?). Sorry, that's about all I can come up with.
  3. PRK and LASIK Information

    You are fine for LASIK. You won't qualify for pilot applicant unless you get LASIK. You might qualify for CSO applicant.
  4. Depth Perception DQ and Waiver info

    Waivers after strabismus surgery are possible, but your eye alignment has to be essentially perfect. If there is any residual mis-alignment, then a waiver won't happen. There is at least one person on this board who was in your shoes. He may be interested in giving you some feedback. Sorry, I cannot identify him (privacy rules).
  5. Can anyone give recent FC1/MFS Experience?

    To clarify, Sit On Acorns meant building 840, not 860.
  6. USAF / USA / USN / USMC Vision

    Speaking strictly for the Air Force, if your prescription is as you describe you are fine. You might need a waiver, however, that's no big deal. You do not need surgery based on the information you provided.
  7. USAF / USA / USN / USMC Vision

    No, different situation. I'm guessing you were DQ'd because you had an abnormal cornea associated with thinning. There is a policy for that. LASIK won't change it. If you were DQ'd for the reason I suspect, LASIK would not be in your best interest. If you want more details on your specific situation PM me and I can look into it further.
  8. USAF / USA / USN / USMC Vision

    Happy to help. Seen too many people make bad decisions based on bad information.
  9. USAF / USA / USN / USMC Vision

    Do NOT get ICL's. Those would be non-waiverable. As far as flat corneas post PRK/LASIK, how flat are we talking? Less than 35 D? The AF has no standard for post op flat K's or corneal thickness for applicants (although we probably should), however, you may be risking your vision for the rest of your life and it's possible you may not meet the AF standards for vision if the outcome is really poor. Let me know if you want more details.
  10. Upcoming FC1. Orders required?

    If you're on the schedule, you'll get seen.
  11. Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi)

    Let me start by saying I haven't a clue about the regs regarding kidneys. But, I can answer the question about a trained asset. You are not a trained asset for pilot. A trained asset refers to someone who is already in the career field. In other words a current pilot is a trained asset for pilot. You are considered a trained asset only for the job you currently occupy. BTW- pilot applicants have to meet FCI standards, not FCII. You were likely given an IFC II (RPA) waiver simply because the requirements for RPA pilots are less stringent than IFC I. That's due to: 1) Less investment dollars and 2) Shorter commitment. Probably not what you were hoping to hear, but I hope that at least explains the situation.
  12. PRK and LASIK Information

    Correct, no waiver for above -3.00. It's obviously a little bit of a gamble to put off PRK and LASIK and qualify as is, but your odds are very good.
  13. PRK and LASIK Information

    The cycloplegic refraction was not done the way it would be done with an IFC I exam. This is a refractive surgery application where they measure your cycloplegic refraction to BEST acuity, in this case 20/15. During an IFC I we only go until you can see 20/20. It should be at least 0.25 diopters and often 0.50 D to 0.75 D less than your manifest refraction. Assuming no changes between this exam and your IFC I, your right eye meets criteria. I would expect your left eye would come down from -3.50 to -3.00, but that's not a guarantee, however highly likely. BTW- You would appear to be a very good refractive surgery candidate if your prescription is stable.
  14. PRK and LASIK Information

    No....the pre-operative limit for refractive surgery is -8.00.
  15. PRK and LASIK Information

    Mattey, Your refractive error, i.e. glasses prescription, is all that matters. If you are over -3.00, there is no waiver. So don't base it on 20/200 (better or worse) as that doesn't matter. You need to know if you exceed -3.00.