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LASIK Medical Waiver
Last Post 14 Apr 2018 10:15 PM by mlcarroll. 2 Replies.
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12 Apr 2018 09:29 PM
    I had LASIK back in August of 2017. I disclosed this to my recruiter and we worked to submit the appropriate paperwork. My recruiter was told that I could schedule my ASVAB and medical physical for MEPS upon receiving the necessary approval. I was told that I would be going with a disqualification, but could submit a waiver upon a successful MEPS visit. We have submitted my waiver and a letter from my eye doctor stating that I had a successful surgery and have returned to normal activities with no restrictions. We found out on Tuesday that documentation of my "manifest refraction" were needed for two of the dates that were listed on my LASIK form that was submitted, which contained the other measurements that were asked for. I have the "manifest refraction" measurements for my 1 week and 6 month, but not any time between. My eye doctor did not perform these measurements as I was seeing 20/20 at my appointment and was not having any issues post surgery. Could not having these measurements in my record hurt my chances of getting a waiver approval if I have worked to provide what other measurements I could? Is there anything else I can do to get approval that I have not done already? My recruiter has been great through this and keeps working with me to get the necessary documents. I want so badly to be a part of this branch!
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    14 Apr 2018 08:13 PM
    I’ve had to go through this twice. I got Lasik in 2007 and had to do the medical thing in 2013 and again this year. There were also missing dates for the manifest refraction test on mine. Since mine has been so long all I did was have another eye test and I’m good to go. The missing middle dates should t be a problem as long as you have recent tests. But who knows what the medical people will decide.
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    14 Apr 2018 10:15 PM
    Thank you for your input! Hopefully the thorough reports (minus the manifest refraction) that I submitted will be acceptable. I do not mind going through a vision test for them either since I have consistently seen 20/20 since my surgery. Again, thank you! I hope I am as fortunate as you were!
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