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My daughter wants to join her University Air Squadron. She wears glasses but is joining for the experience not specifically the flying and hopes to be a RAF lawyer eventually. She was told at the initial intro her eyesite was not a problem. She’s passed all the fitness tests, interviews and was due to attest this week. The medical was today and while the Doctor failed her on her eyesight, he indicated a waiver was common for the Reserves. So, what is the eyesight requirement for the UAS? And is it a hard requirement or not?
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My daughter wants to join her University Air Squadron. She wears glasses but is joining for the experience not specifically the flying and hopes to be a RAF lawyer eventually. She was told at the initial intro her eyesite was not a problem. She’s passed all the fitness tests, interviews and was due to attest this week. The medical was today and while the Doctor failed her on her eyesight, he indicated a waiver was common for the Reserves. So, what is the eyesight requirement for the UAS? And is it a hard requirement or not?
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It's the same as the RAF entry requirement. Between +6 and -6 dioptres. She can appeal, if she talks to the UAS they will be able to advise her on her options.

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Thanks Adam. She has tried to appeal (particularly as the medical officer indicated waivers were possible and not uncommon) but the UAS are behaving very negatively to this. Is there not a consistent policy?
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It's the same as the RAF entry requirement. Between +6 and -6 dioptres. She can appeal, if she talks to the UAS they will be able to advise her on her options.

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Adam
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Thanks Adam. She has tried to appeal (particularly as the medical officer indicated waivers were possible and not uncommon) but the UAS are behaving very negatively to this. Is there not a consistent policy?
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It will entirely depend on what the Dept of Occupational Medicine has said with regards to her appeal. It's their decision whether her eyesight is within limits with regards to service etc. It will be a medical decision.

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