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Old 12th Jun 2022, 13:15
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PPL with a nystagmus

Hello!

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I had a query.

I just had my eyes tested yesterday (I've had a nystagmus from birth) and got 6/7.5 in my left eye and 6/30 in my right eye. Opticians say correction wouldn't do anything (I've tried glasses before, they didn't).

I'd imagine this might cause the CAA/AME to declare me unfit for a medical, then leading to no PPL? Does anyone have any experience with an nystagmus/passing a class 2 medical (CAA) with poor eyes? Both my eyes together are fine, and my left eye is too I believe - but I doubt me saying "both eyes together are okay" would make a difference even if I could prove it in an eye exam, I guess both eyes have to work independently to the required standards? If that's not the case does anyone have any experience with flying with a nystagmus with an eye weaker than the other? Can they restrict the medical rather than outright refuse it? I'd prefer that - and if so - does anyone know what restriction that'd be?

Thank you!
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Old 12th Jun 2022, 20:29
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Contact an AME for qualified advice because it is only that advice that matters. If the DVLA are content that you may drive without restriction then the LAPL/NPPL medical will likely be possible as an alternative to the Class 2. There are many private pilots, incidentally, who only have sight in one eye.
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Thank you! Yeah DVLA are happy with me with no restrictions, so hope Class 2 would be okay, I'll see what the AME says. Thanks!
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I hope you can successfully get your licences, Bro.
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