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Hey guys, i'm new to this forum. I was wondering if anyone had the same experience as me. I tried out a boxing gym last week n I enjoyed it and was really looking forward to box. But i went to the amatuer boxing site of Ontario (the province in Canada where I live, basically toronto).
I looked at their medical forms n pre bout medical form, and in the medical form, it says that I might not be able to box if I have bad myopia.
Although I emailed several people from the organization, one told me that I could box with soft contact lenses on. Another told me that I cannot box if my my myopia is more than 5 diopters. and my prescription is -6.50 in both eyes (well one eye is slightly more).
SO thats only 1 diopter more, and they scanned me the rule book which says that boxers who have more than 5, cannot box. But on the medical form which i'm supposed to get my doctor to sign, says it MAY preclude me from boxing.
I don't know what to do, I REALLY want to box, but I feel like I'm being held back, for what seems like a unfair reason, I mean if I wear contacts, which they allow, then what difference does it make? I hope you guys can help me out here, thanks.

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i know a lil about eyes since i work for my friends bro in an optician. well i only makw the glasses lol.

all i can say is, try seeing if you can get laser surgery. that should reduce your prescription.

as for the rules, there's not much you can do i guess. it;s for your own safety. you need to see shots coming at you, and at -6.50 even though it emans you are short sighted, you vision will be pretty bad close up aswell. i mean from my memory, if my calculations are right, then you start to see fuzzy at about 6.5 cm. maybe i did it wrong, i'll need to check. if that is the case, then you can understand why you need to have good eyes. cotnacts may not always be in the centre of your eye to give you the best vision if you get hit.

definately get laser surgery. that's one way around it. i think you can be seen by a laser surgeon and he will give you an idea of what you can do. ask your optician if you have one too
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