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as they are for RAF which means for pilot around 115 minimum

80/180 rings a bell for a pass.
112/180 is the pass for pilot for the RAF and the RN, 80/180 is the pass mark for the Army.

The RAF & RNs eyesight pass mark is 6/6 with no myopia. The Army's I can tell you if anyone is interested, but not off hand.
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how do they test for myopia in the eyes?
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I don't know which specific test it is, but it is to do with the condition of the lens of your eye.
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(Original post by RN hopefull)
how do they test for myopia in the eyes?
Myopia? Short-sightedness that I have in abundance! The usual sort of eye tests that you'd have at an opticians, ie, letters on a chart, can you read the bottom line etc. Does it then appear clearer with lens 1 or lens 2 and so on. It's easy when you're as blind as me, but I guess it gets into more fine detail when it's as close cut as BH's was.
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Very fine detail with me. I suppose I'll squint next time
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Navy allow you up to +/-0.75 astigmatism, the RAF only allow +0.75, however given that the +/- make no difference, in reality the RAF require perfect across the board, whereas the navy do give you some room to move.

In effect, as long as you have 6/6 you're fine for the navy, even if the shape of your eye is slightly out - trust me on this, my housemate went into great detail with Cranwell over being slightly outside RAF limits himself and it generated a lot of paperwork with all sorts of facts and figures!

Oh yeah, one other fact - aptitude scores: for the navy you have to pass pilot and observer, and the navy observer score is higher than the RAF's, I don't exactly know what it is but it is higher than 122 (friend failed with that score - the RAF pass is only 100)
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Ahh, a fountain of knowledge! Thanks KM.
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