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    I have got amblyopia or "lazy eye", that is, my right eye cannot see things clearly whereas my left eye see things perfectly. Can I be a captain with this problem?

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    Originally posted by cneyts View Post
    I have got amblyopia or "lazy eye", that is, my right eye cannot see things clearly whereas my left eye see things perfectly. Can I be a captain with this problem?
    You mean a deck officer right? Perhaps, best asking the ENG1 doctors...
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    • #3
      Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
      You mean a deck officer right? Perhaps, best asking the ENG1 doctors...

      Yes ,for deck officer.

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      • #4
        You need to do a standard eye chart test, you do one with glasses, and one without. Just so you know, the standards for engineers are lower (not just in eyesight ). Whilst it doesn't say anything specifically about amblyopia in the ENG1 guidelines, there is this line:
        1. No diplopia, congenital night blindness, retinitis pigmentosa or any other serious or progressive eye disease is permitted.
        As to whether or not this would automatically fail you could probably be answered by a call to any Doctor doing ENG1 tests.
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          http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/mcga07-hom...1DB2E9F4E9CEA2

          Near the bottom is the standards required.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by cneyts View Post
            I have got amblyopia or "lazy eye", that is, my right eye cannot see things clearly whereas my left eye see things perfectly. Can I be a captain with this problem?
            Hi and welcome to the site, while you are more than welcome to join us please be aware that this site is mainly aimed at UK cadets...

            I am afraid the only way to find out if you can have a career as a deck officer is to attend a medical examination in your home country (or country where you are studying for your licence). There are different requirements / standards for medicals in different countries so we would be unable to advise you based upon our experiences.

            While irrelevant from an obtaining your first CoC point of view - some companies also impose stricter medical requirements.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by tlloyd1983 View Post
              http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/mcga07-hom...1DB2E9F4E9CEA2

              Near the bottom is the standards required.

              Thanks for ur interest

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tlloyd1983 View Post
                Just so you know, the standards for engineers are lower (not just in eyesight ).
                This obviously doesn't apply to standards of English then?

                Originally posted by tlloyd1983 View Post
                http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/mcga07-hom...1DB2E9F4E9CEA2

                Near the bottom is the standards required.
                Go out, do stuff

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                • #9
                  I was nursing a killer, all-day hangover, and still trying to be helpful. My english is usually right good ya know.
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