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a.schamb said:Just curious, you receive forms for an eye exam and blood test before your medical correct? Is there still a vision test at your medical then?
The answer to your question is at the "*****" below. I wrote a big long post and then realized what your question was, so feel free to skip ahead.
After my CFAT I went into the medical officers office and scheduled my medical exam. I was then given 2 pieces of paper, one was for an eye exam, and also they referred me to a nearby eye doctor that was familiar with the procedure.(I'm sure they all are). The other piece of paper I was to take to my family doctor and it contains the information for what tests they need.
The eye test was a for colour vision, some other machine that I wasn't sure of, one that blows air on to your eye and one that takes a picture of the back of your eye. Then they take you to check to see if you need glasses with the chart. Then they put some eye drops in your eyes that paralyze the muscles that allow your pupils to contract (so they are fully dilated). You have to wait 40 minutes until you can not see anything (everything is blurry, literally can not read the large numbers of the clock on my iPhone) and then you do the same test again. I was told it is because sometimes you may actually need glasses but the muscles in your eyes can correct enough that you wouldn't notice.
The piece of paper for the doctor is for a ECG(heart) and blood and urine tests, which your doctor refers you to, and then the results go back to your doctor who interprets them and writes down if you a physically okay to join the military.
******At the CF medical the more junior of the two medical officers (medical technician maybe?) did a vision test, but she was "just doing it to be sure" and "guess what the eye doctor was right" it was her first day at the CFRC in Vancouver, so maybe if you get someone more senior they wouldn't do another vision test.