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Astigmatism first class medical

Old 12th May 2019, 14:51
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Astigmatism first class medical


I know that astigmatism is limited to 200 degrees per eye ( according to ICAO regs) , however I have taken 2 First class medical exams ( FAA and Peruvian ) and none of them care about that as long as you have 20/20 in each eye. I have 300 degrees of astigmatism In one eye and 200 in the other.i wear RGP contacts.

My question is: if the airlines care about that in their medical exams?, I have seen some airlines such as Singapore airlines which clearly state in their entry requirements for F/O that you canít have more than 200 degrees of astigmatism.

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Old 13th May 2019, 02:40
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Astigmatism, and lenses to correct for it, is normally specified in terms of the lens cylindrical power in diopters to correct, and the orientation of the lens in degrees.
So, for example, you might require 2.75 diopters oriented at 120 degrees.
The orientation, the degrees number, is not an indication of the severity of the astigmatism.

Do you have your full lens prescription?
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