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CAA Class 1 Vision Query

Old 16th May 2018, 21:50
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CAA Class 1 Vision Query

Hi, I have a question regarding the vision requirements for the CAA Class 1 Medical and cannot find any answers to this on the CAA website nor after calling them (have sent emails too, but they passed me on to the aeromedical doctors...)

I understand that the spectacle correction limits are:
Hypermetropia not exceeding +5.0 dioptres;
Myopia not exceeding -6.0 dioptres;
Astigmatism not exceeding 2.0 dioptres;
Anisometropia not exceeding 2.0 dioptres

However, I cannot find any clear cut information on the vision strength required. I've read conflicting blogs and articles around the web, some of which claim you require 6/6 or 20/20 binocular and monocular vision, while some other websites claim the threshold is 6/6 binocular vision and 6/9 monocular vision.

Does anyone know which it is? 6/6 all around or 6/9 for each separate eye with 6/6 binocular vision? Thanks.
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Old 16th May 2018, 21:59
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I had the same issue as I have astigmatism and slight short sightedness (c. -2 both eyes). I'm still not sure what the thresholds are given all the different information. It was only when I went for my Class 1 medical did I find out it was fine.
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Old 16th May 2018, 22:09
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AFAIK, it's 6/9 monocular vision and 6/6 binocular vision.
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Old 17th May 2018, 08:36
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UK Class One requirements:

Monocular 6/9 or better (for each eye)
Binocular 6/6 or better

There are also closer vision requirements as well.
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Old 17th May 2018, 13:22
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Hopefully thatís correct since I couldnít get any info out of the CAA themselves.. Thanks for the replies!
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