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    Default Leaving the Navy but I want to be a mariner still.

    I want to know if I have been in the navy for eleven years as an engineman, will the fact that I have color vision issues effect my application for a QMED license?
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    Default Re: Leaving the Navy but I want to be a mariner still.

    Quote Originally Posted by Snipemike View Post
    I want to know if I have been in the navy for eleven years as an engineman, will the fact that I have color vision issues effect my application for a QMED license?
    From 46 CFR:
    Engineering, radio operator, tankerman, and MODU standard. An applicant must have correctable vision of at least 20/50 in one eye and uncorrected vision of at least 20/200 in the same eye and need only have the ability to distinguish the colors red, green, blue and yellow.
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    Okay thank you. however that is vague. I can distinguish between the colors but I cannot pass there test where you need to see the numbers among the dots. Thats the reason the navy made me an engineer. How do you think that would affect a QMED lisence?
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    This is one of those instances where it might be helpful to hire one of the license consultants. Just search license consultants in the search box on the upper right side of the scree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snipemike
    Okay thank you. however that is vague. I can distinguish between the colors but I cannot pass there test where you need to see the numbers among the dots. Thats the reason the navy made me an engineer. How do you think that would affect a QMED lisence?
    There are several other color tests which they can do instead of that one. Look on the forms at www.uscg.mil/nmc. You should be able to find the names of the others and research them. Good luck and Godspeed.
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    Thanks for the link.
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    You are very welcome.
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    Default Re: Leaving the Navy but I want to be a mariner still.

    So, can you distinguish the colors red, green, blue and yellow or not?

    More detail for you here: http://uscg.mil/hq/cg5/NVIC/pdf/2008...Enclosure5.pdf

    This is interesting: http://www.jomtonline.com/jomt/artic...WeIshihara.pdf

    This also: http://colorvisiontesting.com/online%20test.htm#Test Card Number 3 answer
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    I have a friend who has a chief engineer's lic and he is color blind, he has to do something called a lantern test or something like that ( not 100% sure the name of it) but he can't pass the numbers in the dots test either. So I would assume if one can get a lic with the alternate test you could also get a QMED
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    Just found it . . . Farnsworth lantern test is the test he takes and the Coast Guard accepts it . . . The hard part is finding a Dr that gives the test
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    Default Re: Leaving the Navy but I want to be a mariner still.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainTom View Post
    I have a friend who has a chief engineer's lic and he is color blind, he has to do something called a lantern test or something like that ( not 100% sure the name of it) but he can't pass the numbers in the dots test either. So I would assume if one can get a lic with the alternate test you could also get a QMED
    Farnsworth Lanterbn test. It's considered by some to be the "easiest" to pass. It requires more expensive equipment, so not many doctors offer it. You can finsd some who do here: http://www.leftseat.com/falant.htm
    James D. Cavo
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