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Old 29th Nov 2015, 13:16
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Thanks for the replies. I found this (below) online under the CAA link that 'seen_the_box' gave me.

It suggests that I could take a flight test to prove my eyes worthy of gaining a Class 1. Am i right?

Just seems annoying that my binocular vision is perfect (6/5) and yet i cant be a pilot

Class 1
(c) Substandard vision
(1) Applicants with reduced central vision in one eye may be assessed as fit if the binocular visual field is normal and the underlying pathology is acceptable according to ophthalmological assessment. A satisfactory medical flight test and a multi-pilot limitation are required.
(2) An applicant with acquired substandard vision in one eye may be assessed as fit with a multi-pilot limitation if:
(i) the better eye achieves distant visual acuity of 6/6 (1.0), corrected or uncorrected;
(ii) the better eye achieves intermediate visual acuity of N14 and N5 for near;
(iii) in the case of acute loss of vision in one eye, a period of adaptation time has passed from the known point of visual loss, during which the applicant is assessed as unfit;
(iv) there is no significant ocular pathology; and
(v) a medical flight test is satisfactory.
(3) An applicant with a visual field defect may be considered as fit if the binocular visual field is normal and the underlying pathology is acceptable to the licensing authority.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 14:33
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What refraction error do you suffer from exactly?
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 17:08
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Not really sure what any of these mean :

Right Sph: +2.25
Right Cyl: -1.50
Right Axis: 170

The left eye has perfect vision and no problems atall
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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 01:31
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Exceeding the eyesight limits of a current class 1

Anyone out there have any experience of maintaining a class 1 here in the UK once your eyesight exceeds the limits?

I have had a UK class 1 for many years and have always been rather long sighted. As I approach middle age I now have the onset of presbyopia (age related long sight) on top of my already long sight which has caused my uncorrected vision to become much worse. I now sit at the limit of +5.00 diopters in each eye so no doubt over the next few years I will exceed that limit.

I can still achieve excellent vision with spectacles and have no underlying pathology. Anyone out there have any experience of maintaining a class 1 here in the UK once your eyesight exceeds the limits? Is it possible?
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Old 1st Jan 2016, 15:50
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Ion16

Most (if not all) hypermetropes have an increase in prescription with the onset of presbyopia and I don't know what the CAA stance on this is.

I have heard of one person in your position who decided to have refractive surgery which then effectively eliminates any risk of loss of medical.

In your case clear lens extraction might be your best option.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 17:22
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LASIK Enquiry:

Do you know how long it would take for an individual to get their class one medical certification after LASIK? e.g.

a) A non-pilot before having an initial medical.
b) A pilot with an airline and an exisiting medical.

Thank you, I appreciate your time
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 03:08
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You might get the medical, but have difficulty finding employment with a history of LASIK.

Have a look at LASIK Complications, Risks: 10 Reasons NOT to Have LASIK
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 21:53
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I have got several friends with a history of LASIK, all of them employed all around Europe.
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 23:11
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Guys, I'm doing my initial Class 1 in April. I've wore glasses since I was 5, is there a certain type of eye form i have to have my local optician fill in to bring along?

Also if my eyesight does not fit in their limits they use as guidelines online, i believe it is referred to a specialist? is that correct.
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Old 18th Mar 2016, 21:57
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Originally Posted by ION 16 View Post
Anyone out there have any experience of maintaining a class 1 here in the UK once your eyesight exceeds the limits?

I have had a UK class 1 for many years and have always been rather long sighted. As I approach middle age I now have the onset of presbyopia (age related long sight) on top of my already long sight which has caused my uncorrected vision to become much worse. I now sit at the limit of +5.00 diopters in each eye so no doubt over the next few years I will exceed that limit.

I can still achieve excellent vision with spectacles and have no underlying pathology. Anyone out there have any experience of maintaining a class 1 here in the UK once your eyesight exceeds the limits? Is it possible?
I might be wrong on this (so I hope someone can confirm that) but even though presbyopia is called age related long sight is has technically nothing to do with correction required for distant vision and I think it's only the latter on which the current limit is applied. As long as your hyperopia doesn't change you should still have the same distant vision with the correction you currently have and presbyopia would only lead to problems when trying to read something rather close to your eyes.

So I would assume nothing changes for your medical except - when your presbyopia leads to poor near vision - you might require glasses to correct for that.

However, as I said, I'm in no way an expert, just someone having almost the same problem (+5.00 but not yet developing presbyopia), so I tried to gather as much information as possible about this.
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Old 21st Mar 2016, 22:12
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Guys I'm hoping someone can clear this up for me. If your eyesight sits above the initial medical requirements but within the initial and can see to 20/16 with correction would that go under a Class 1 restricted.
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Old 1st Apr 2016, 17:00
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just someone having almost the same problem (+5.00 but not yet developing presbyopia), so I tried to gather as much information as possible about this.
The onset or even the pending onset of presbyopia frequently results in an increase of hypermetropia.

Well documented and easy to confirm by asking pretty well any optometrist.
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Old 4th Apr 2016, 19:20
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Well documented and easy to confirm by asking pretty well any optometrist.[/quote]

So this would mean that pilots now being within the limits could then suddenly fall out and lose their medical? Because +5.00 is an absolute limit (currently!).
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Old 5th Apr 2016, 21:56
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Eyesight in one eye

Hello all, im 17 years old and desperatly trying to find a way to become a commercial airline pilot as it is my dream

Problem is, one of my eyes has quite bad vision (since i was born). the other is perfect and both eyes combined are 6/5 (better than average). As you may know, the CAA are very anti people with bad vision in one eye --
"applicants for an initial class 1 medical certificate with substandard vision in one eye shall be assessed as unfit."


However, under FAA rules it is possible to get a SODA to prove your ability to receive a class 1 medical. The CAA, despite turning down new applicants will often assess someone as fit it they are revalidating a class 1 medical with substandard vision in one eye --
"At revalidation, applicants with acquired substandard vision in one eye shall be referred to the licensing authority and may be assessed as fit if it is unlikely to interfere with safe exercise of the licence held."


Does this mean i can obtain a class 1 medical under the FAA rules and come to the UK and get my class 1 medical revalidated? i know its a long process but i'm willing to go to these lengths to be a pilot.

If not, does anyone have any suggestions as to any other possible ways of becoming a commercial airline pilot?
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Old 13th Apr 2016, 15:13
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Eyesight test for medical

Hi everybody, was wondering if there's anybody on here who was outside of the eyesight requirements for the class 1 medical but was granted one anyway? I'm 32, been short sighted all my life and my prescription is -6.75 so am out of the range for uncorrected. It says on the CAA website that you may be granted a class 1 medical but would be up to an opthomologist. So.... Any fellow blind people out there with a class 1? Also, do the airlines accept the CAA medical before they appoint pilots or are you required to undergo a separate one, and if so do any of them have more stringent eyesight requirements?

Many thanks
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Old 5th May 2016, 15:48
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Class 1 initial

Hello every one,
I am stuck with my initial class 1:
I hold a Italian PPL and class 2 medical issued from the italian authority
With no limitations,
Now i need the class 1 medical from any easa authority the problem is that i have astigmatism 3.5 left eye and 4.75 right eye but i can reed 7/10 each eye and 10/10 both eyes with my glasses that are corrected to

left
sf cyl axes
-0.25 -1.75 169
right
sf cyl axes
-0.75 -1.50 180
That is less then 2 for astigmatism and way far from the other limits.

What should i do or where should i go to do my initial class 1?

Thanks for the help
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Old 5th May 2016, 20:34
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Class 1 initial

Hello everyone
Have a question about dioptre limit for astigmatism:
Maybe i didnt get it wright but am a bit confused
The part med stipulate that i have to read 7/10 each eye and 10/10 both eyes with or without corrections must not exeed 2 dioptre.
Now i have astigmatism 3.5 left eye and 4.5 right eye
But my lenses are corected 1.5left and 1.7 right and i dont know if i am fit for class 1 or not
Thanks for the help
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Old 15th May 2016, 16:05
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eyesight problem in class 1 and 2 certificate by dgca

I have 6/6 vison in both eyes afterin wearing 1.5 power lenses. Will it deprive me of class 1 or 2 or any other medical certificate by dgca.
Please also tell if this will place any problem in my professional life as commercial pilot.
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Old 16th May 2016, 14:58
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For people's information on here as it's a question that comes up a lot, I got my initial Class 1 with Astigmatism of 3.25 in both eyes. My AeMC cleared me as fit to fly on the provision that I carry spare spectacles with me. I had to undertake a barrage of tests and eyesight imaging that cleared me of any eye disease or illness.

I was told having a strong astigmatism would rule me out from being able to fly when I was younger and put off following my career. But it turns out that it's not true.
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Old 24th Jul 2016, 15:34
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Initial Class 1 - Astigmatism

I have an astigmatism greater than -2.0 in my left eye, i know this fails the EASA Class 1 medical Initial.

What are my options, does this mean additional tests?

Advice would be good.
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