#UTU Must’ve been the eye issue ending his SAS deployment…

230px-Keratoconus_eyeAaron Gilmore has been telling people he used to be in the SAS…and has contacts in the mercenary  industry in Africa.

I was thinking though..surely you’d hav to be fit and healthy…not have any weird diseases or genetic abnormalities…then I worked it out…this must have ended his career in the SAS…Keratoconus.

As many of you know I suffer from an annoying eye condition called keratoconus. It is relatively rare (doctors think less than 0.5% of the NZ population are affected but I’m told it’s over 10,000 people) and means I have very weird eyes and has a number of annoying side effects. 

This includes wearing very special (meaning really uncomfortable…) expensive, heavily tinted contact (about $1000 a pair every 6 months) lenses to be able to see and being very light sensitive.  And I really have blue not the grey eyes that most people see with my lens in.  On a bad windy day I have to wear glasses, but just don’t ask me to read with them!  Many people with KC suffer needlessly and many can’t work because they can’t see properly.  About monthly I get contacted by people who seek information on how I got to where I am with it and to help them get to a better place.

Funny..I don’t think that was mentioned in his CV…nor the SAS deployments.


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