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VISION THREAD (other than colour vision) 2

Old 5th Mar 2013, 09:58
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Truck flyer, thank you

Here's the link to the doc I was using (culled from a previous post): http://https://easa.europa.eu/agency...bin%20crew.pdf

I don't know what records were kept from my class 2 medical. They certainly kept some record because of course my medical has the usual wording about having specs. But I'd guess they didn't record the actual measurements.

This isn't about a career in aviation as such. It arose after someone suggested that I get a CPL to do some limited commercial flying when local opportunities arise - which they do. It's all GA stuff. Not teaching. I'm still inexperienced so it's more about getting a feel for my options and aspirations.

I will PM you as well.
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Old 16th Mar 2013, 12:39
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CAA Vision Requirements for a Class 1 Medical

Can anyone assist please? In order to obtain a Class 1 medical, the CAA require you to have N5 vision at 30 - 50cms.

Does anyone one know if this is a monocular or binocular requirement?
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Old 16th Mar 2013, 13:40
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Medical class 1(optic never)

Hi there

I recently went to an eye doctor and the doctor said I have a bigger than normal optic nerve cupping in both eyes (my left eye 0.7/1 and right 0.6/1, the average person having 0.4-0.5) He said that i am a "glaucoma suspect" meaning that there is a higher possibility for me to develop glaucoma compared to the average person. Besides the bigger than average cupping my eyes are both perfectly fine, my eye pressure and visual field is normal as well. I do not have any family history of glaucoma and my doctor said that some people are just born with a bigger than average cup. Should I be worried about this? Will this affect my chances of getting hired at an airline? Also, would I be able to get the Medical Class 1?
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Old 16th Mar 2013, 18:48
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i believe its binocular..
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Old 16th Mar 2013, 20:22
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Thanks ScottishCPL. Can I ask you please what that thought is based on? Cheers
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Old 17th Mar 2013, 15:00
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i might need to correct on this but at class 1 level near eyesight is tested at n5 at both monocular and binocular requirement, they will test each eye interdependently and then with both eyes.

you you have an issue with one of your eyes tpod, its best to contact gatwick for a proper answer
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Old 8th Apr 2013, 06:11
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jar fcl3 eye sight hiperopia + astigmatism

Hi,
I saw there are provisions related to the max allowed correction in case of miopia/hiperopia and also for astigmatism. What if a combination of astigmatism and hiperopia is present. The individual correction should be considered and checked against allowances or the sum of the two is to be done?
For example: a +3cyl for astigmatism (which is a pass for class ii certification) combined with a +3 for hiperopia (which is also a pass) will drive the attendant to a fail of examination? Can anybody explain?
Thanks.
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Old 14th Apr 2013, 15:16
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hi all,
I want to know if After correction I still can't see 6/6 can I be CPL pilot?

I see 6/6.75.
my numbers is -4 and 0.25cyl in the both eyes.

thanks for the answer
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Old 15th Apr 2013, 10:15
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The answer is Yes

I had LASIK procedure to correct my -3 myopia in 2011, the following year 2012 August, I went in CAA for a class 1 medical without notifying them in my application form about my surgery, second phase into my eye test after reading out numbers on the wall, optometrist tried to look into the back of my eye ball under the slitlamp, took her 2 seconds to spot scar on my cornea. she told me straight away that she saw scars and asked me if had refractive surgery, after I admitted it she continued the whole eye test, and later I had to do another test called the contrast test only for those who had refractive surgery. After completing the rest of the medical examination I was told by doctor that failing to declare medical history is an offense, CAA takes this very seriously and I received a court summon a month later, was charged with making false representation and I was fined 1000.

So before you make an appointment for your class 1, make sure you have got all paper works from the surgeon stating every aspect of your refractive surgery, its totally not worth to risk it for a biscuit.
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Old 15th Apr 2013, 11:53
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The answer is yes

Answer is yes, a close friend of mine had LASIK procedure to correct his -3 myopia in 2011, the following year 2012 August, he went in CAA for a class 1 medical without notifying them in the application form about his surgery, second phase into the eye test after reading out numbers on the wall, optometrist tried to look into the back of his eye ball under the slitlamp, took her 2 seconds to spot scar on his cornea. she told him straight away that she saw scars and asked if he had refractive surgery, after he admitted it she continued the whole eye test, and later he had to do another test called the contrast test only for those who had refractive surgery. After completing the rest of the medical examination he was told by doctor that failing to declare medical history is an offense, CAA takes this very seriously and then he received a court summon a month later, was charged with making false representation and was fined 1000.

So before you make an appointment for your class 1, make sure you have got all paper works from the surgeon stating every aspect of your refractive surgery, its totally not worth to risk it for a biscuit.
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Old 20th Apr 2013, 14:36
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Goumo I'd delete one of your posts if I were you....

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Old 3rd May 2013, 12:19
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astgmtsm

Hi 2All! Should my astigmatism at initial medical examination -2 in glasses or without glasses? For example, if a person has -3.5 D of corneal astigmatism at initial interview can he/she be fit if it can be corrected to -2 with glasses?

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Old 4th May 2013, 08:15
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The -3.5 is the amount of correction needed for you see as well as if you had no astigmatism in the first place, not a measure of how well or badly you can see.

In effect they are asking how strong your glasses are.
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Old 4th May 2013, 10:38
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Thank you for answer! I very afraid my first medical check, cause I have -0.7 of general astigmatism and -2.0 of corneal astigmatism, my eyesight is 20/20. I'm very scarred cause the limit for the first class at the initial medical is only -2.0D.
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Old 6th May 2013, 15:01
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Class 1 Medical Question

Hi,

I need to get my Initial Class 1 Medical done in the next few months and I have a few questions.

I am very, very squeamish and obviously this has a really bad effect on my blood pressure and heart rate. When I got my Class 2, my heart rate was double what it was meant to be due to nerves and my BP was really high as well. My AME obviously could see I was nervous and took this into consideration, but I'm not sure what will happen with a class 1, will my blood pressure and heart rate have to be below a certain level?

I would also like to know if you have to get a full blood test on the initial or is it just a finger prick test?

I was also on the CAA Class 1 medical page and was reading that the doctor checks your neck for any lumps. I have several lumps in my neck, I have had these examined by a doctor and I was told they are absolutely normal- I assume this won't disqualify me?

Thanks
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Old 6th May 2013, 15:09
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Sounds like you suffer from something that I and many others have - White Coat Syndrome - and I can send the BP machine through the roof. AMEs are usually aware of this problem and will try to relax you and take several readings. On my penultimate medical before retirement my BP wouldn't come down so the doc fitted me with a 24hr BP device. Next day when he put the results in his computer it was 100% normal. Don't worry - I know it's difficult but that is the real problem.
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Old 6th May 2013, 20:48
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Originally Posted by pilot in command
I have several lumps in my neck
"err, yuk, what on earth is that on your neck?.......oh, sorry, it's your head...."
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Old 12th May 2013, 19:00
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Visual Standards

Hi,

Just a quick questions I'm hoping someone can clarify: I have been on the CAA website and have looked at the Visual Standards form which details the Class 1 specification. I am wondering if I can take this along to my local Optician and get them to test my eyes and sign the form which I can send to the CAA? If I do this does it mean this would not be tested on my medical if I have already had an Optician do this?

Thanks
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Old 12th May 2013, 20:40
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Unless things have changed since I held a Class 1, I am sure the answer Is no. I'm curious as to why you would want to do this? The eye test part of the medical is not demanding and I'd rather have my eyes checked by the CAA medics than a high street optician.

Good luck...
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Old 12th May 2013, 23:04
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Guomo, full marks for your honesty in your first post. Your friend doesnt come out of it so well. I suggest you consider deleting the second post...
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