Wearing Eye Contacts: Basic Training Q&A

PVT Steven Minutolo discusses contact lenses and glasses during Basic Combat Training.

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Hi I'm Private Steven Minutolo from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and I'm finishing my basic training.

My question is from Jonathan in Vancouver, Washington who asks; "Can I wear my own contacts while I'm in basic training?"

Jonathan, I'm a decent enough looking guy. I rock my uniform; this is my natural haircut, pretty eyes, dimples, girl's like this. Army has a cure for this, standard issue, BCG's which stands for Birth Control Glasses you will have to wear these things at all times as awful as they are because they don't care how good you look in your uniform.

Just that you look uniformed, just like everybody else around you. So unfortunately you're going to have to suffer completely and totally out of style.