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    Can you detail about eye sight test for merchant navy ?  I wear spectacles. Can I join merchant navy ?

    Puneet Sagar | 9 months ago | EDIT | REPLY
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      Hi Puneet sorry for late reply, following are the requirement for Eye Sight for joining Merchant Navy in India
      Eye Sight Standards for Pre-sea Medical Examination
      The Pre-sea Eye Sight standards for medical examination are as given below. There shall be no evidence of any morbid condition of either eye or of the lids of either eye which may be liable to risk of aggravation or recurrence.

      1. Nautical Department (Deck department) includes GP Crew:
      a. Distance vision (unaided 1.0 *(6/6) in better eye and 0.67(6/9) in other eye; and
      b. Normal colour vision shall be tested by Ishihara test chart.

      2. Engine Department:
      a. Distance vision (unaided 0.5 *(6/12) in each eye or 0.67*(6/9) in better eye and 0.33 *(6/18) in other eye; and
      b. Normal colour vision shall be tested by Ishihara test chart.

      3. Catering/Hospitality Department (including Bhandaries and Utility Hands):
      a. Distance vision (unaided 0.33* (6/18) in each eye or 0.5* (6/12) in better eye and O.25* (6/24) in other eye; and
      b. Normal colour vision shall be tested by Ishihara test chart.

      4. Radio Officers or Audio Officers, Electrical Officer/Electronic Officer :
      a. Distance form vision (unaided 0.5 *(6/12) in each eye or O.67*(6/9) in better eye and 0.33*(6/18) in other eye; and
      b. Normal colour vision shall be tested by Ishihara test chart.

      *Values given in Snellen Decimal Notation.
      Relevant section of DG Shipping Circular can be downloaded from DG Shipping Eye Sight requirement for Merchant Navy (pdf) [834.56 KB]
      An unaided eye sight of 6/6 is required only for joining Deck Department however for other ship departments spectacles are allowed. Please check  Merchant Navy eye test with spectacles for more details. Another post you may find interesting is Is laser surgery of eye allowed in Merchant Navy ?. Best of luck Puneet.

      Rishi Kashyap | 3 months ago | EDIT | REPLY



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