MEDICAL STANDARDS FOR THE CANADIAN FORCES
I had one question to ask you…if you don’t mind?
When you did your medical exam, what type of eye exam did they make you pass?
Reason why I’m asking is cause I am color blind.
Short Answer :
Hello Dino ,
Regarding your question i don’t remember exactly what type of eye exam i did ..
Colour blindness may exclude you from certain trades. It depends on the extend of your colour deficiency. You’ll find out which trades are available when you go do your recruiting medical.
here is more info about color blind for Canadian Army :
Colour vision measurement refers to the eye in its normal state and not to measurement through coloured contact lenses designed to “correct” colour vision defects. The instructions for the testing of colour vision are shown at Annex B CFP-154. Three grades of colour vision are recognized: CV1, CV2 and CV3.
Extracted from Annex B, CFP-154:
1. The most common form of colour deficiency (blindness) is a recessive sex-linked hereditary defect which normally affects only males. About 8-10% of males and 0.4-0.8% of females are colour deficient.
2. The three (3) possible grades of colour vision are:
a. CV1 – Colour Vision Normal
b. CV2 – Colour Vision Safe; and
c. CV3 – Colour Vision Unsafe.
3. Initially, recruits and serving members will be tested using the Ishihara pseudoisochromatic plates in accordance with the plate instructions. Those who fail this colour plate test will be tested with the Farnsworth Panel D-15 test. Both of these tests are available at CF Recruiting Centres (CFRC). If any problem in interpretation of the CV grading occurs, consultation with the Department of Ophthalmology at National Defence Medical Centre (NDMC) is recommended.
4. Assessment of colour vision by either the Holmes-Wright or Farnsworth Colour perception lanterns will only be conducted at NDMC and/or the Defence and Civil Institute of Environment Medicine (DCIEM) for selected MOCs. The colour lanterns are no longer used as secondary tests for those who fail the Ishihara colour plates, except for aircrew applicants.
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