Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Ground & Other Ops Forums > Medical & Health
Reload this Page >

VISION THREAD (other than colour vision) 2

Medical & Health News and debate about medical and health issues as they relate to aircrews and aviation. Any information gleaned from this forum MUST be backed up by consulting your state-registered health professional or AME. Due to advertising legislation in various jurisdictions, endorsements of individual practitioners is not permitted.

VISION THREAD (other than colour vision) 2

Old 25th Oct 2014, 12:57
  #201 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
FAA vision requirements

Hello all, I went to renew my medical certificate(1st class) and the AME told me that I need glasses because it looks like I am not 20/20 on my right eye. I have known for many years that my right eye isn't perfect but because I am still young(24yo) I can still focus and see just fine. I went to an eye doctor right after the examination with the AME to get a prescription and the doctor said that I don't really need glasses because like I've been told many times, I can still focus 20/20! What do I do??

Is it bad to have a "must wear corrective lenses" limitation on the medical certificate? Will the airlines be hesitant to hire you?
Bramb90 is offline  
Old 26th Nov 2014, 19:47
  #202 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Shortsightedness

Hi all,

I am just wondering what are someones options if they go over the limit for shortsightedness (-6). I am 21 at the moment and my eyesight has been getting worse over the past few years and going over this limit is a constant worry of mine. Does anyone know what the options are if this happens?

Thanks
UCDflyer is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2015, 14:27
  #203 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Adelaide
Age: 54
Posts: 15
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
CASA to FAA

I have a CASA Class 1 Medical which restricts Rotorcraft and Agriculture (this year CASA scrapped the International restriction) due to Amblyopia. My medical expires in March and I will be moving to San Jose California for a gig teaching aerobatics. If I apply for a Class 1 in America will it be treated as an Initial or Renewal? Will I need to do a SODA? Will it help if I bring the complete write up from my DAME here?

Thanks in advance.

P.S.
Ag never interested me but fire bombing does. Will my CASA restrictions still apply in FAA space? If I get a fire gig in the US, will I be able to keep that rating when I come back to Oz?
J_I_Logan is offline  
Old 13th Jan 2015, 09:04
  #204 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 654
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
For a start, do not base any career decisions on what you can/cannot find on here. Some posts are, though well intentioned, inaccurate.

Speak to the CAA Medical Division. Eyesight is one area where the initial and renewal limts differ, ie your vision will naturally deteriorate over time/with age and reasonable allowances are made for that.
Parson is offline  
Old 13th Jan 2015, 10:06
  #205 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: York
Age: 52
Posts: 794
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Post your full presciption including VA.

The CAA visual standards are avilable on.

They allow 3 dioptres for revlaidation.
Mickey Kaye is offline  
Old 13th Jan 2015, 10:20
  #206 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 654
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
S7R,

Yes, I would if you have concerns. Also speak to your own optician. The limits are published by the CAA.

My comment re potentially inaccurate posts on here does not relate to MK who I believe is professionally qualified to advise on this subject.
Parson is offline  
Old 13th Jan 2015, 13:27
  #207 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Laser Eye Surgery?

Hello!

Newbie here. Working towards my PPL with the aim of continuing to my CPL asap. Problem: my left eye astigmatism is -2.75, not going to fly (pardon the pun). Possible solution: [email protected] eye surgery in that eye (my right eye is well within the CAA requirements). Anyone here had [email protected] eye surgery and got a class 1 medical ok? What are people's thoughts on it? The CAA's official line is that they don't tell people to go get it done, but if you pass the additional tests they do for [email protected] eye patients, it must mean they aren't adverse to the procedure?

Cheers
DrAviator13 is offline  
Old 16th Jan 2015, 18:24
  #208 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re-try medical

Hello fellow pilots!

I have a question to you all and wish someone of you have been in my situation or can help me with my enquiry.

If a person have PPL-A with medical class 2, attend a medical class 1 and fail, lets say becuse of his vision was below the requirments. And fix them with vision therapy can he just have a new test?

I tried that in my home conutry and was refused and was told that I can`t just come and take another one as it suits me, and since my report was just from a "commerical" specialist they woudn`t accept it.

Can I then convert my current PPL-A to a UK issued one, and take a new medical there?

Hope someone can answer this as soon as possible!!!!!
pilotjetstyle is offline  
Old 17th Jan 2015, 11:43
  #209 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Take medical in another country

Hello

Quick question.

If I have PPL-A and a medical class 2, and fail my medical class 1, can I then convert my current PPL-A with medical class 2 to another country and take the medical again over there?

This case is in Europe.

The reason for this is that I strongly believe I now are able to pass my medical class 1, but was told that I cannot just take another medical class 1 (in my home coutry) as it suits me..
pilotjetstyle is offline  
Old 23rd Jan 2015, 23:41
  #210 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
'If you need correction' or 'if you need correction or not'?

Hi guys, I'd just like to know something about the UK CAA EASA Class 1 Medical eyesight requirements. I know that they have the refraction error requirements, but do these requirementether s only matter if you need correction. Because I know that for the UK CAA EASA Class 3 it's only if you need correction, and previously when it was JAR Class 1 it was also if you need correction. However with the current UK CAA EASA Class 1 it is not clear. It does also say that the JAR Class 1 requirements are very similar to the EASA Class 1 requirements on the NATS website. Do any of you know whether it's only if you need correction or whether you need correction or not? Thanks
Highasakites is offline  
Old 6th Feb 2015, 21:43
  #211 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Unhappy Medical class 1 limitation

Is there any limitation on how many EASA Medical class 1 atempts one can have? If the person believe he or she is now within the limits, can they just book another test?

Also, can someone take a medical class 1 in any EASA country as he or she wish, even if previously failed in one country?
pilotjetstyle is offline  
Old 7th Feb 2015, 20:42
  #212 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 2,410
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Why do you think you would fail once and pass the next time? It is not a written test for which you can practise.

You can go to another country to get the class 1 but you have to declare a failed test.

Not declaring what has gone before would be unwise. If it transpires later that you obtained a medical by deception you will be in trouble.
Flyin'Dutch' is offline  
Old 8th Feb 2015, 16:41
  #213 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
@flyin dutch

There are several things they can fail you at on the Medical class 1, that you can do something about without doing surgery.

I failed because of a issue regarding my eyes, and have fixed this trough hard traning and I have been on several vision tests since and I am now withing thoose limits needed.

It will be easier for me to go to another country because where I live, they won`t let me take a retest for some reason..
pilotjetstyle is offline  
Old 16th Feb 2015, 09:33
  #214 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Worse than -6 short sight

What happens if your eyes, say after 3 years of getting a class 1 with constant successful yearly renewals, suddenly turn out to be -6 and thus outside the boundaries? Does this mean you instantly fail the medical, or is it allowed providing glasses can correct and your we're under -6 at your first medical?
Ryder19 is offline  
Old 16th Feb 2015, 10:22
  #215 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Classified
Posts: 314
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Worse than -6 short sight

..........

Last edited by Radix; 18th Mar 2016 at 01:20.
Radix is offline  
Old 2nd Apr 2015, 23:36
  #216 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Grrr Need urgent advice..

Need Advice..
My lifelong dream has been to become an airline pilot and at the age of 15 I embarked on my journey towards my career as an airline pilot.
I completed my PPL-A and got a Medical class 2, I have been to several tests in my life, including my general military health test for military service and none of them has concluded that anything was wrong with me.
I have flight experience from Scandinavia and UK with a night rating.
On February 2014 I took at initial class 1 in Oslo, and they failed me because my hyperphoria was outside the limits, I was gutted, but didn`t want it all to end now.
So July 2014 I started on a vision therapy program 3 times a day, quit my job and did everything in my power, every day for now over 8 months to get my eyes fixed, I also when regularly to a vision therapist.
My results were astonishing and I got my height deviation down from an 8 to 2 at the end of my program, 1 month later, I visited an optician and it was about 1-1.5, and I saw a light in the tunnel.
A few days ago I scheduled an initial class 1 at Gatwick, and I now need further assessment from a specialist eye doctor to see whether or not I am at the risk of developing double vision. This will either give me a un-restricted, co-pilot restricted or not any at all, depending on the results, but my luck hasn`t been to good lately.
What are my chances of getting a class 1 medical, even with restrictions? What limitation does this create for me job wise?
If I went on and got a FAA CPL, IR and CFI (with SODA), how are the N-registered market in the UK, around London?
Do anyone have experience with Botox treatment for ocular instability?
pilotjetstyle is offline  
Old 5th Apr 2015, 00:16
  #217 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Classified
Posts: 314
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
..........

Last edited by Radix; 18th Mar 2016 at 01:33.
Radix is offline  
Old 5th Apr 2015, 00:24
  #218 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Classified
Posts: 314
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
..........

Last edited by Radix; 18th Mar 2016 at 01:33.
Radix is offline  
Old 8th Apr 2015, 08:22
  #219 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: EU
Age: 48
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi Guys

have a close lookout the link below :

http://easa.europa.eu/system/files/d...%202013-15.pdf

part-MED is being amended regarding dioptres limits especially for hyperopia .

It shall all be completed by1st quarter of 2016 .

good news !
speedbird72 is offline  
Old 13th Apr 2015, 16:48
  #220 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Talking Class 1 Medical Exam for Vision

If you wear glasses or contact lenses it is important to take your last opticianís report along to the examination.


An applicant may be assessed as fit with hypermetropia not exceeding +5.0 dioptres, myopia not exceeding -6.0 dioptres, astigmatism not exceeding 2.0 dioptres, and anisometropia not exceeding 2.0 dioptres, provided that optimal correction has been considered and no significant pathology is demonstrated. Monocular visual acuities should be 6/6 or better


Here are my eyes sights' details:


Right Eye: -5.00 (Myopia) /-2.5 (Astigmatism) / 173
Left Eye: -5.00 (Myopia) /-2.5 (Astigmatism) / 175


Since Astigmatism exceed the limit.... Does it means I will have ABSOLUTE zero chance to become a commercial pilot ?
Is it really that hopeless !!!???


Many Thanks
WillIBpilot is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.