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VISION THREAD (other than colour vision)

Old 11th Mar 2006, 06:58
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Eye Sight for Cabin Crew

Hi people,

What is the minimum requirement for eye sight for cabin crew? What is the maximum short sightedness that one may have?

Please share with me...thanks
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Old 11th Mar 2006, 14:21
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I'd just like to add that I know someone who was rejected from the RAF for the same reasons as you, went back to OASC for RN and is now whizzing around the sky in a Sea King.

Of course, from a military point of view, the RN is quite different from the RAF, but it all depends on what you want to do.
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Old 12th Mar 2006, 23:08
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As someone else has mentioned, the "+" or "-" sign for your astigmatism is irrelevant, this comes from the fact there are two conventions for writing a prescription for astigmatic correction.

There will also be a 90 degree change in the axis angle when you convert from one system to the other, and if you have any sphere power in your prescription, this will also change

To convert plus cyl to minus cyl:

1. Add the cylinder power to the sphere power
2. Change the sign of the cyl from + to -
3. Add 90 degrees to the axis is less than 90 or subtract 90 if the original axis is greater than 90.

To convert minus cyl to plus cyl:

1. add the cylinder power to the sphere
2. Change the sign of the cylinder to from - to +
3. Add 90 to the axis if less than 90 or subtract if greater than 90
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Old 13th Mar 2006, 12:31
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ALways Visit your Trusted Optician/Opthalmologist, WHY? i have good reason

well..

prior to my Class-1 examination, my optician says i'm 6/6 each eye with

R:-4.25D -1.75D
L:-4.25D -1.50D

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when i went for my checkup... the doctor requires me to visit an Aviation opthalmologist as i didn't bring any optician report..... i was prescribed at

R: -4.50D -1.75D
L: -4.25D -1.75D

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well sure enough.. i got my Class-1. 2 months later.. i visit my optician and retested...

R: -4.25D -1.75D
L: -4.25D -1.50D

so guys and girls... always visit your trusted Optician/Opthalmologist........ unfamiliar ones may OVEr prescribe you, which you don't really need...... and because of the little difference... you may fail your class-1 initial.

BTW... the Class-1 i'm talking about is a MALAYSIAN DCA CLass-1
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Old 16th Mar 2006, 17:35
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Hi guys,

Thanks for all the replys, I spoke to the Royal Air Force after several opticians confirmed that the plus minus sign was irrelevent... but the RAF still said no. Could not quite understand their reasoning for ignoring this fact but I am stil trying to question it.

Will have a look at the navy, believe I am fit for that!
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Old 16th Mar 2006, 20:38
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Specsavers

Went to Specsavers today.Had a very thorough eye test.They spent ages with me going over the pros and cons of varis vs bifocals ( I even took an air chart with me).
Anyway, I settled on a pair of good varis (280) and they said if up to 60 days later you no like they will change them for singles or bifocals no charge.
They have a BOGOF offer on at the moment, so I have delayed my second pair until I have tried out pair 'A'.
Thought that was pretty good service.

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Old 16th Mar 2006, 20:41
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Anybody heard if they are doing a BOGOF deal on their Beech 350s?
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Old 17th Mar 2006, 20:12
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Class 1 Medical + Astigmatism

Hi,

iv just had a look on google, i believe the visual requirements for class 1 medical astigmatism are no more than 2.00. On my glasses prescription is has the following:
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Right Eye:
Sphere = -0.50
Cyl = +2.50
Axis = 10

Left Eye:
Sphere = -0.50
Cyl = +2.75
Axis = 165
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So my question is, am i over the limit? if i am, is there any other options?
Please give me some information & hope!


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Old 17th Mar 2006, 21:36
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Hi Martin,
just my opinion:
you appear to be over the initial limits for astigmatism, however if you phoned the CAA and asked them about the "deviation route" they might be able to help you. Make sure you have your prescription handy.
Also, considering you are quite young and have plans on serving in the armed forces for a while, you might be able to obtain a normal Class 1 in the future when regulations change.
Have a look at this, this and perhaps this too. Best of luck
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Old 17th Mar 2006, 21:49
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Thanks for that, looks like there might be hope! if they put the astigmatism limit down to the same as class 2 id be there!

I also hear that the australian medical requirements are... not as strict/high, do you know what the medical is called?


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Old 17th Mar 2006, 22:09
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Not sure what the Australian Class 1 Medical entails... perhaps you might wanna try n ask that in the D&G forum...

As for hope.. well you are very young, so be patient, get as much info as you can (not just here, but also from official sources, e.g. the CAA, schools, etc..) and don't give up pursuing your "dream career"
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Old 17th Mar 2006, 22:19
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Originally Posted by Cesco
and don't give up pursuing your "dream career"
Ill try not to. A few months ago i was really into flying but people told me i had just to much against me that i couldnt do it (qualifications, money, eye site) so i went away from the aviation subject for a while. A career untill im 26 in the royal air force regiment will hopefuly sort out the money/finantual and qualitications issue, so.... only really the eye site i am concerned about.


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Old 17th Mar 2006, 22:39
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Piece of advice

Martin,
piece of advice, worthless as it may be coming from me, but still... my 2p worth (no pun intended...):
do not let anyone/anything put you off your dreams, ever.
If it is something you really want and come back to.. thinking about, dreaming, well then if you don't give it a shot you're going to regret it. So do not give up and just go ahead with your plans. Once you get there you will reap the "fruits of your labours"
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Old 18th Mar 2006, 10:26
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ooo right... do you know the exact figures for lasik?
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Old 21st Mar 2006, 13:25
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check your PPrune personal messages inbox..
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Old 21st Mar 2006, 18:22
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Visiting the optician

Hi everyone, I realise this may have been discussed a million times, but I'm new(this is my first post)and just wanted to clarify something. I am going to my local optician tomorrow as I want to check I meet the requirements for a class 1. I looked on the CAA website, but just wanted to know if I needed to bring any forms for them to fill in? If so, which forms?

Thanks in advance for any replies!
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Old 22nd Mar 2006, 23:29
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Download this form from the CAA and take it to the opticians to complete. Then you will have everything the CAA will want.

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/49/SRG_Med...orm_Aug-04.pdf
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Old 25th Mar 2006, 08:37
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Class 1 - eye tests

Are there any parts of the initial Class 1 eye test that are not carried out in subsequent renewals? or carried out more than one year apart?

Thanks
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Old 1st Apr 2006, 18:39
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Lasik surgery and Initial Class 1

Hi Folks,

Had Lasik surgery back in January, going for the Initial Class 1 in April. Eyes site was within preop limit before procedure and delighted with post op surgery results, eyesite now 6/4 with out any complications.

Anyone else out there who has had Lasik and has gone for and passed the, initial class1 medical without restrictions, within the same year of having surgery.

Thanks.
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Old 1st Apr 2006, 19:01
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sorry slightly off topic - is 6/4 better than 6/6? i had my eyes tested as wasn't sure how good they were, and i have 6/6 (which is 20/20) so i should be fine hopefully

my girlfriend's mum had laser eye surgery, but not sure which one and she doesn't fly, so i'm nto being much use really, sorry!! lol
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