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Laser Eye Treatment - Who's Had It?

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Laser Eye Treatment - Who's Had It?

#1 Post by jonno2006 » Mon 15 Sep, 2008 7:07 pm

Evening guys,

Quick bit about myself... joined up with 951 Troop a year ago, got to week 15, things weren't working out for me, left CTC and have regretted it since.
Now, I'm dead set on re-joining but I've got too much of a cracking job to throw away just yet so considering I scraped through the eye exam first time round and had to wear contacts during training (effing nightmare) I want to get laser eye treatment. I've had the consultation and am able to get any type of treatment I want, but have been told by both the eye clinic and the AFCO that I'll need the top level of treatment for re-entry into the marines. So my question is - is there anyone here that has had the surgery and been accepted? Any help/info/advice what-so-ever would be greatly appreciated!


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#2 Post by cruicent » Sun 21 Sep, 2008 7:48 pm

You can have it and get accepted depending on what type it is, cant remember what off the top of me head. Hoping to have it soon as well before I rejoin. Have to wait a year after having it before you can reapply though (and with my pay it could take some time). Good luck with it.
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#3 Post by Ty » Mon 22 Sep, 2008 6:02 pm

I have had the LASIK done. Best thing ever mate. It will be a year this December then I can apply.
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#4 Post by LostandFound » Mon 22 Sep, 2008 8:03 pm

Jonners mate, its good to hear from you. I'm a fellow 951 trooper myself. If you are who I think you are, you were in the pit next to me in foundation.

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#5 Post by dwarfy » Tue 23 Sep, 2008 8:12 am

Alright mate,

How about an other angle, have you thought about the RMR? If your loving,or making too much cashm in your civvy job it could be an option?
Wont solve your question but you did say you passed the eye tests last time, all be it only just, a pass is a pass.Im not sure what the options might be once you had finished training, you may well be able to get the treatment after? Might be worth you enquiring, but i appreciate it may be something you want to get sorted before hand. Just make sure you get ALL the CORRECT info from the AFCO AND medical experts.


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