I want to know whether laser treatment for eyes are allowed by DG Shipping ? Will I be physically fit to work on-board after getting my eyes laser treated ?
An unaided eye sight of 6/6 is required only for joining Deck Department however for other ship departments spectacles are allowed. You can do a laser surgery to remove spectacles and safely work on-board, however laser treatment may not be required! Relevant section of DG Shipping Circular can be downloaded from DG Shipping Eye Sight requirement for Merchant Navy (pdf) [834.56 KB]
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