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VISION THREAD (other than colour vision)

Old 25th Apr 2012, 21:50
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Echoed what I was about to say. Sounds like a Troll.
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 16:17
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Definitely not a troll, it was a genuine question. But thank you!
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 21:26
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Well Ben apologies if I sounded harsh, it's just the question sounded very strange. If you need corrective lenses to comply with your medical cert why would you consider that someone might not use them?
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 21:57
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Well, in my case my right eye is a bit weak and my left eye is fine. But I never notice any difference except when I'm holding my hand over my left eye. Personally I don't feel the need to wear glasses because I see just fine with both my eyes together.

So to me it feels a bit like I am wearing glasses for no reason. But obviously they gave me the limitation for a reason so I will accept it.
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 17:52
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Fair play but better safe than sorry.

If you have a prang and you weren't wearing your glasses then you'll be pretty knackered...!
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Old 28th Apr 2012, 20:03
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So, is the limit of astigmatism still -2,00 dioptres? May I have any chance to get a class 1 with an -3,00 dioptres of astigmatism in my left eye?

Another question: is it still possible to obtain a FAA CPL and then obtain a EASA class 1 medical certificate under renewal standards or is this route closed?
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Old 1st May 2012, 09:37
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Astigmatism Re-call

Had my class 1 today and all was fine apart from ive got to go to park hospital Gatwick to see a specialist about my squint as they were unsure wether i may develop double vision in the future.

should i be worried or is this standard procedure??

any PMs would be highly helpful as would any replies from past experience.

Regard

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Old 7th May 2012, 01:12
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Hey guys, I hold a JAA class 2 medical for my PPL, at the time I passed my skills test in 2006 I was -11 diopters. I had the medical issued with a deviation, and stipulated the usual must carry two pairs of specs etc.

Roll on to 2009, & I had succesful lasik to bring me back to perfect eyesight, and a further correction in Feb this year to make it 100% perfect again after slipping to -1 in my right eye only.

Now, I have 6/6 or 20/20 vision in both eyes, but suffer from monocularity. Will the new rules be worth investigating for the possibility of gaining a class 1 medical, or will I still be outside any chance of a class 1?
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Old 4th Jun 2012, 18:54
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CAA Class 1 - deviation possible?

I have a job opportunity requiring a JAA medical (I think UK CAA issued). I have held an FAA Class 1 for 15 years and have being flying Part 121 for the last 12 years but I from what I have read online I do not meet the eyesight requirements for a JAA Class 1 since I have more than +5 dioptres eyesight correction. I do correct to 20/15 or 6/5 with contacts and was wondering if it is possible to get a deviation based on my experience.

I plan to call the CAA tomorrow but just wondered if anyone on here had recent experience of this?

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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 06:15
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You would be best advised to lawyer up first.
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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 06:18
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If I was trying for a JAA medical the UK CAA would be the very last people on earth I would be talking to. Run boy run!
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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 08:35
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Is it true that the UK CAA will not be issuing EASA medicals until 17th September, 2012?
I heard they will issue JAR licence till 16th September, 2012 because 1st July, 2012 date turned out to not be achievable.
Can anybody confirm it?
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