Amazing said:I am pretty much blind.
Amazing said:Hey, so I've been wanting to join the Canadian army since I came to Canada. Its been over a year and roughly 4 months, I am a refugee. I know of the basic needs to join but I just wanted to make sure.
I want to join the Infantry unit.
I was born in Pakistan july 7th, 2002.
I am 16 years of age and will be 17 on July 7th.
I use glasses but dont normally wear them. I am pretty much blind. I can see around 3-4 meters away.
Physically I am not in the best shape but ive been able to do 20 push ups. 20 sit ups. Run a mile (~2.5km) 7 minutes. Can curl 25LB. I am also a fast runner for short bursts. As of right now I weight in at around 220LB (~100kg).
Mentally I am strong I can follow order with no questions.
While my writting in English isn't 10/10 my verbal skills are really good. I can also speak Urdu fluently but not read nor write.
I have no medical needs or defects.
Those are the things i believe which will be the most important. If there is anymore info you need Feel free to ask and Ill try my best to respond. Also let me know if its possible for me to join when I hopefuly get my citizenship.
paleomedic said:The only person who can tell you for sure is the medical recruiter at your local recruiting centre. However ICL is not acceptable for currently serving members as a method of vision correction. It has to do with atmospheric pressure changes when in a plane or under water. Doesn’t matter that your chosen trade won’t encounter these environments, it’s the policy.
Gregus84 said:Good morning,
Also getting pretty nervous, I do my vision test in two days.
Mostly nervous because like the guy above me my right eye is 20/20 or near 20/20 but my left eye is 20/80 or 20/100 so I’m getting pretty nervous.
Best of luck to everyone!
V3 is better than 6/60 and correctable to 6/6.Alright so my vision is worse than I thought it’s 6/45 left eye uncorrected and 6/6 corrected and my right eye is 6/6..
Not sure what category that is hoping for V3 otherwise I don’t qualify.
Edit: It appears that a score of 6/60 in both eyes and a corrected score of 6/6 and 6/9 are what places one in the V3 vision category, would being worse than 6/60 uncorrected but 6/6 corrected mean anything, or are the categories set, do I even have a chance of making V3 or am I stuck at V4? The medic who administered my eye exam may have gotten my hopes up hahaHey all,
Recently completed my medical, everything went super well with the exception of my eyesight, for which I was directed to take a new examination and send them an updated prescription form. However I'm not sure about where I fall within the vision categories from V5-V1 and don't want to annoy my local CFRC even more than I already have, can anyone enlighten me? I'm not very good at deciphering all this medical jargon.
Both eyes uncorrected are 6/120
Both eyes correctable to 6/6
Sphere Correction Cylinder (Secondary) Correction Axis (Degrees of Cylinder correction)
Right Eye -5.25 -2.00 005
Left Eye -5.55 -1.75 175
From what I gather from browsing the forum is that my numbers would pace me between V3 and V4 however I am aware that this is variable based on a number of factors, anything I should be worried about?
I enrolled as a signal operator if that means anything, also if I don't make it into my desired vision category, would corrective surgery at some point down the line be an issue if I make it into the CAF i.e barring me from certain courses/jobs/taskings? Thank you.
Edit: It appears that a score of 6/60 in both eyes and a corrected score of 6/6 and 6/9 are what places one in the V3 vision category, would being worse than 6/60 uncorrected but 6/6 corrected mean anything, or are the categories set, do I even have a chance of making V3 or am I stuck at V4? The medic who administered my eye exam may have gotten my hopes up haha