Military question?

Will glasses disqualify someone from a lot of jobs in the military? I want to do mechanical or electrical

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    no. you disqualify yourself.

  • Cee
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Well, you won't make the sniper team, but there's plenty of other jobs for people with less than perfect eyesight.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    It depends on how much your eye tests deviate from standard which is 20/20. If you can't pass state driver's tests without corrective glasses you will be restricted from the more critical jobs, pilots and special ops are two.

    If you are asking about a repair technician, then if you can find your way to a bathroom without your glasses but with corrective glasses you can get a state driver's license you are probably OK.

  • 3 weeks ago

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  • Squid
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    As long as you're 20/20 with your glasses on, you'll qualify for all those sorts of jobs.  Pilots and specops are more restrictive.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Many jobs have specific physical requirements, including vision.  I was classified as V4.  You needed V1 to be a pilot, I believe V2 to be a navigator, and V3 for most jobs, including the ones in Combat Arms.  There were some trades (about 20? of the 80-odd ones in the Canadian Forces) for which V4 was fine.  v4 was the 20/40 corrected level.  No trades were open to V5, and V6 is actually blind, so, no trades open to them either.

    If your eyesight can be corrected to 20/20  with glasses, you are considered V3, and most jobs are open to you, but, a few are not.  The biggest killer for electrical type jobs is colour vision, which must be CV1 to get the job.  Men, in particular, have a fair bit of colour blindness, and many were in my job simply because they were colour blind.

  • Mrsjvb
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Depends on how blind you are with and without them.  

  • 3 weeks ago

    Not a lot of jobs,  but some jobs, for sure. 

  • John
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    My DD-214 says related civilian occupation, Ordinance Mechanic. After I got out, I became an Electro-Mechanical Technician. No, reading glasses are needed. What strange bedfellows we sleep with, Shakespeare.

  • 4 weeks ago

    You are allowed to wear glasses for many jobs in the military as long as you meet the vision requirement (and color vision). 

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