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Dodmerb - depth perception test

dauntlessdauntless Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
Dodmerb sent me a letter way back that said I was qualified. The AFA site has said qualified for quite a while. Suddenly it changed to incomplete. When I called Dodmerb, they said they wanted me to take another depth perception test to see if I was PPQ. They (Dodmerb) said it would give me more points.

First of all, I thought they didn't do PPQ, NQ anymore - just qualified. Secondly, my regular optometrist has never said anything about me having a depth perception problem. I have read online that some people pass the DP test with their optometrist but not with Dodmerb. Anyone have any info in regard to this?
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  • missmuffmissmuff Posts: 856Registered User Member
    (sorry this isn't going to be helpful)
    that's weird cuz I didn't have to take a dept perception test before I came here. I just failed the one they gave us during Basic...I guess point being that I'm still here...
  • dauntlessdauntless Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    missmuff,
    When you took your eye exam for Dodmerb, didn't you have to take a depth perception test?
  • missmuffmissmuff Posts: 856Registered User Member
  • missmuffmissmuff Posts: 856Registered User Member
    I don't remember taking one...I know I had a vision test, but it was corrected vision, and I had my contacts in.

    If I did have one, you can be assured that I failed it. I have terrible depth perception, lol ;)
  • AC232323AC232323 Posts: 120Registered User Junior Member
    2011 didn't have to take a depth perception test I don't believe. But, if Dodmerb is asking you to take one...just do it.
  • dauntlessdauntless Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    I have my appointment for this Monday. My SATs are not especially high so I can use all the points I can get.
  • AFPJAFPJ Posts: 225Registered User Junior Member
    I heard from my ALO that at least half of all AFA appointmentees must be pilot qualified. So it does help.
  • aggie83aggie83 Posts: 84Registered User Junior Member
    Please go look at the topic on this forum titled, "Request from Selections Division". About halfway down you will see that our son got ask this same thing. I paid to have a good doctor we know, not DoDMERB, to test him so that I knew it would not be messed up again. I would advise that. But as you can see in the posts, his LOA was dated even before the new depth perception test got to them.
  • aggie83aggie83 Posts: 84Registered User Junior Member
    The depth perception test would have been done when DodMERB sent you for you vision exam. That is who would have done it (or in our case, who did it wrong).

    I did a search on this forum and found out the the depth perception test is one of the most frequently incorrectly reported tests done. I also searched the net and found out pointers like sitting up straight, having any corrective lenses on, etc. for correct results.
  • Dolphins39Dolphins39 Posts: 110Registered User Junior Member
    I had the same problem, and what I read from somewhere online was to try to use "magic eye" pictures to train your eyes. Seemed to have worked, because when I had my eye exam for my grad physical a few weeks back I had no problems whatsoever and usually had trouble before that. If you want some of the pictures I have collected, send me a message with you email and I'll send them to you.
  • dauntlessdauntless Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks for the great offer. My test is today (with the same doctor.) If I fail it again. I will contact you. I also plan to go to my personal optometrist next time. I suppose that there is no reason why the optometrist today cannot tell me if I pass or fail this test.
  • eagle36eagle36 Posts: 1,548Registered User Senior Member
    i don't remember taking one til i got here, but don't worry.

    i don't have glasses (anymore- long miraculous story, but they're gone without surgery). however one eye overpowers the other still so while i'm 20/20, i don't have depth perception. i failed the depth perception test (obviously), and had to retake it. the 2nd time they gave me a prescription for my left eye, and i passed with flying colors. now i have a pair of glasses to wear (quote): "when you drive at night or fly"

    so basically i'm PQ as long as i wear my glasses or a contact in just my left eye
  • hornetguyhornetguy Posts: 3,187Registered User Senior Member
    That might happen to me. I think I passed the depth perception test, if barely!
  • 07PETKO07PETKO Posts: 1,275Registered User Senior Member
    Funny, this thread is perfectly timed for me to add my two cents. I had my optometry appointment for my grad physical two weeks ago. It was going great until we got to the depth perception test. The conversation went something like this:

    "Ok, see how the middle circle in the first row pops out?"
    "Uhhhhh..."
    "It's different from the ones on either side, see that?"
    "No.... not really..."
    "Alright, well, which one in the second row looks like the one in the first?"
    "Uhhhh...."

    Needless to say, I failed that. Later that day, after the exam was over, a two dig in my squad (who noticed my dilated eyes) mentioned that practicing with the magic eye pictures was supposed to help with depth perception. I gave that a try last night. It's funny with those pictures - once you get it, it just sort of clicks. Anyway, I got to go back to Opto today to redo the depth perception (and for one other random test to make sure I didn't have glaucoma, but that's another story...). I passed it without much difficulty, and I think those pictures really did help. They also had me wear the most complicated pair of glasses I've ever seen for the test, and I'm sure that made a difference, but nonetheless... do practice with those magic eyes. I do think they help, and they're pretty cool too!

    Magic Eye Inc. Image of the Week
    magic eye - Google Image Search
  • HNeedleHNeedle Posts: 841Registered User Member
    never been able to do one of those magic eye things, no matter what i try. lol

    always sucked at the depth perception tests too
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