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In order to answer that question, I would need to know the purpose for the exam. Is this an evaluation for laser refractive surgery?
No, it's not - it's an indepth exam for a job that requires good visual health
I tried for PRK and got denied due to a corneal scar :(
I know it's an extremely odd question but the timing they gave me couldn't be worse. the exam must happen before the application can be sent, the application must be sent before a certain time and then I have to wait for the response, and this all has to happen extremely quickly as it's pretty much the only shot i'm going to get at this
Okay, in that case, I do not think being out of your contact lenses for less than the required period of time will make that much of a difference, at least in my opinion. That stipulation is so the tissues of the eye (namely the cornea, but the sclera as well), can return to their normal, non-molded (by the contact lenses) shape and therefore your true refractive error (need for glasses or contact lenses) can be discovered. This can take up to 2-3 weeks for some people, hence the 30 day request to make absolutely sure that any molding done by continuous contact lens wear isn't happening. This type of request is usually done only for an evaluation for LASIK, but I can't imagine that it would make that much of a difference in whether or not you get the job, as the difference this would make in knowing your overall refractive error would be relatively negligible. If this were laser surgery, it would make a difference. But if this information is just going to be used in data gathering about the overall health of your eyes, I can't see how this would disqualify you from getting an adequate, thorough exam. Does that make sense?
Do you have any other concerns or questions about this topic?
I was mostly concerned that there was some sort of inner... thing they could see that would immediately start yelling about it :)
No, I really don't think that is the case.
That's a relief, I hope this goes well for me.
Thank you for the help
I hope it does too. You're welcome. Good luck.
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