Ronipilot From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 8 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6900 times:
We all know that you need a 6/6 (or 20/20) UNcorrected vision to become a fighter pilot.
I have -0.25 of myopia in each eye, but I see perfectly. Every optometrist says I don't need glasses and I could always read the last line of letters/numbers in the eye accuracy examination - they all say i have a 6/6 vision.
The funny thing is, I am about to enroll the Air Force, I want to be a fighter pilot - I did the same eye accuracy examination at the optometrist in the Air Force and I couldn't read the last line! It seems like the last line in the military was half the size of the last line in the civilian optometrist... I did it twice, and I couldnt read it without the aid of 0.25 or 0.5 lenses. He says I can only fly helicopters, but no planes...My problem is so small but enough to avoid me of flying an f-16! I just can't believe it!
What can I do to pass this examination??? Are there any eye drops to use right before the examination? Any natural capsules I could use?
I heard about a GAIA ENHANCEMENT VISION formula, the active ingredients contains grape seed, litein and bilberry. Is it another bullshit or it does it really improve the vision?
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6784 times:
if it sounds too good to be true...
Whatever you do, don't use it without consulting your eye doctor first.
Personally, I don't believe any of the shit all those miracle cures want to make you believe.
Myopia is a physical condition brought about by changing shape of your eye. The only cure is to surgically alter the shape again to undo nature's modifications.
While some muscle numbing poisons like belladonna can give temporary relieve in the long term they're counterproductive and you'd need to keep using them permanently which would certainly not be allowed.
Ronipilot From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6611 times:
Thanks AAR90, I'm so happy to hear about that.
I read everything you wrote in the other discussion at tech_ops, you seem to know everything about eyes. It's awesome to have people like you in this forum.
Im just not sure if it's better Ortho-K or Vision Therapy for me.
I'll check it out today, hope one of them fits for me!
I hape more 6 months till the next examination
AAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3516 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6603 times:
...you seem to know everything about eyes.
Not hardly, but I do remember most of what I've learned about my eyes and my options.
Im just not sure if it's better Ortho-K or Vision Therapy for me. I'll check it out today, hope one of them fits for me!
I'd recommend trying the VT first... if your situation fits. Nothing "in" or "on" the eyes. Just a lot of good mental and physical exercises. You'll also learn more about how your eyes really work then anything that uses corrective lenses or surgery. Understand though that as you age your ability to adjust without corrective lenses decreases. Good Luck.
*NO CARRIER* -- A Naval Aviator's worst nightmare!
Jutes85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6483 times:
Are you enrolling or are you already in?
Since the Israeli AF has the best fighter pilots in the world, there is a very high standard that you have to meet, but I'm sure you already know that. Not only do you need near perfect marks, but you need to be in the best physical shape, and that little problem with your eyes, although extremely minor, just might be the thing that stops you from getting in.
I see that you live in Haifa, is that missile fired from Iraq during the Gulf War still hanging from the ceiling in that mall?