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VISION THREAD (other than colour vision) 2

Old 27th Aug 2020, 02:14
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Working from memory here, I seem to recall the first issuance is the most stringent and follow ups over the years are more lenient towards hearing and vision.
Can someone chime in and confirm?
Apologies if Iím completely off base here.
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Old 27th Aug 2020, 11:29
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That does seem to be the case. I believe that my eyesight is ok for now but in time I have a feeling I might get a VDL on top of a possible OML (not a good combo).

I wonder if many wannabes my age begin developing vision issues and whether they manage to have a relatively successful career despite this.
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Old 27th Aug 2020, 22:02
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Yep, been there done that. Don't faff about get two decent pairs of varifocals, I got them after realising once too often that I was wearing the wrong glasses as I looked up at DH! Varifocal contacts are even better( I still teach in the sim) but now I'm retired I have no idea if they're allowed on the flight deck yet.
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Old 29th Aug 2020, 18:35
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Sorry, very quick eyesight question!


Can someone confirm that I do NOT need perfect (6/6) vision in order to get an initial Class 1 medical in the UK?

I've been looking through the CAA guidance notes and it seems that 6/9 in one eye is good enough on initial examination, as long as it's 6/6 with both.

Am I misreading the guidance notes? (they're clearly intended for AMEs so aren't exactly in plain English for everyday muppets like me to understand!)

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