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Eye test

Post by Elkins17 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:04 am

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Hello!

So what is the minimum required for the eye test?
1) with lenses in both eyes
2) without lenses in both eyes
3) without lenses in each eye

I’ve seen contradicting statements on here (I have used the search item) and just wanted to confirm if I can take the. Tests without my lenses. I have minimum strength on them anyway they’re usually just for screen work/driving. But I do however have a lazy eye 😳.

Any advice welcome!
14/10/2017- Applied
16/10/2017- Passed POST
24/11/2017- Familiarisation Day
3/12/2017-RAD
4/12/2017 PASSED RAD :slyay:
5/12/2017 Conditional offer accepted!
6/12/17 OH assist sent
6/12/2017 all aboard the vetting train
7/12/2017 OH assist cleared

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Re: Eye test

Post by SgtBush » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:06 am

You take snellen test with AND without lenses.
This is a safety issue.

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Re: Eye test

Post by Elkins17 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:15 am

So with my lazy eye I may not pass the medical ? 😩
14/10/2017- Applied
16/10/2017- Passed POST
24/11/2017- Familiarisation Day
3/12/2017-RAD
4/12/2017 PASSED RAD :slyay:
5/12/2017 Conditional offer accepted!
6/12/17 OH assist sent
6/12/2017 all aboard the vetting train
7/12/2017 OH assist cleared

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Re: Eye test

Post by SgtBush » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:20 am

Can you read the 2nd line on snellen test unaided with left and right eye?

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Re: Eye test

Post by Elkins17 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:28 am

Yes I can!

Is that all is required? My right eye is at U.K. driving standard I believe.
14/10/2017- Applied
16/10/2017- Passed POST
24/11/2017- Familiarisation Day
3/12/2017-RAD
4/12/2017 PASSED RAD :slyay:
5/12/2017 Conditional offer accepted!
6/12/17 OH assist sent
6/12/2017 all aboard the vetting train
7/12/2017 OH assist cleared

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Re: Eye test

Post by SgtBush » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:33 am

Then you'll be fine

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Re: Eye test

Post by officer01978 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:20 pm

I failed my first medical due to my prescription being old on my glasses. I passed without them funny enough but not with, went the opticians and went back and passed with flying colours. While I was there someone else failed who worn glasses, and failedwithout them and unfortunately got told they couldn’t carry on the process

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Re: Eye test

Post by Elkins17 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:32 pm

If you passed without them, why did you need to go back and have a test with them on?

I have 6/36 and 6/18 nearly 6/12 on my eyes so confident i will pass without them. not been wearing my lenses as much and been wearing a patch over my strong eye to strengthen my other one up :)
14/10/2017- Applied
16/10/2017- Passed POST
24/11/2017- Familiarisation Day
3/12/2017-RAD
4/12/2017 PASSED RAD :slyay:
5/12/2017 Conditional offer accepted!
6/12/17 OH assist sent
6/12/2017 all aboard the vetting train
7/12/2017 OH assist cleared

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