So … there are some questions I have been wondering about, and it suddenly occurred to me today where I might be able to find the answers. (This would be what Tim wold call an RTFM moment — read the … um … friggin … manual) I had read the mail packet PC gave us, and I have read tons of other PC blogs. But I never thought to look in the FAQ in our application database. It usually randomly announces something random like “You have legal clearance,” or “Your medical packets were sent on Sept. 11, 2009.” Yes, that’s true. It took us a full six weeks to get all of the paperwork and visits finished.
Anyway, I looked on there and here are the things that apply to us.
When will my medical evaluation report be reviewed?
Most exams are reviewed within four to eight weeks of receipt of the completed medical forms. Be sure the completed information includes all required lab reports, diagnostic tests, and doctor reports by your specialist or examining physician.
What that means for us: We might be able to have an update by Christmas. Hopefully sooner.
What exactly is required for the vision and hearing examinations?
Only gross vision (E chart) and gross hearing (whisper test) are required. If you wear corrective lenses, you will need a current examination to determine your prescription. Even if you wear contact lenses, an eyeglass prescription is required so replacement glasses can be obtained for you if necessary.
What that means for us: Um, Sam’s Club in Michigan did not have an eyeglasses prescription for Tim. The last place he got one was Eyemart in Evansville, so we will probably have to go there and get that filled out.
Include a copy of your immunization history
What that means for us: I knew they needed to know about tetanus, polio, and MMR. It did not say anything in our packet about an actual need for the full immunization history. I didn’t put mine in my medical packet, and I don’t think the doctor ever actually showed Tim what his pediatrician faxed.
Overall: We have some definite scrambling to do. We will need to get Tim’s eyeglasses prescription and our immunization histories and mail them. We also have some definite waiting to do. It’s PC, what else is new?