Originally posted by eblazek:
What about contacts? I can understand not being able to wear them at certain times under certain conditions but are you just not allowed to have them at all while at BCT? I don't want to sound like im complaining but glasses give me headaches.
Sorry but contacts are not allowed in the field or any deployable areas. You'll probably get an eye exam and the issued "Birth Control Glasses" (because they're so ugly everyone will stay away..
I wore glasses and they locked my regular glasses up- we HAD to wear BCGs at basic training, but could wear whatever at AIT.
IF you still have the headaches, make sure you go see a good eye doctor and insist on getting glasses that don't bother you. Maybe just tilting them up or down (how they sit) will help.
(AFTER you finish AIT you can get 'regular' looking glasses for free from the Army.)
You HAVE to find something that works for you, because a LOT of Army life doesn't mix with contacts.