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User currently offlineTygue From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 222 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 994 times:

Ladies and Gents:
I was wondering what the full deal was with getting a medical for my private pilots license? I do not have perfect vision, in fact, I wear contact lenses to correct it. I just figured i'd see if I can pass it before I even schedule an appointement ) I am living in Canada. Any help is greatly appriuciated.

Thanks a lot.
Matt Andrews

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User currently offlineBuff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (16 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 993 times:

Matt: Give Transport Canada - Personnel Licensing a call at 666-5571 in the Vancouver area. They will give you a list of names of qualified doctors. From the way you describe your vision, it should present you with no problem at all.

Best Regards, and good luck!


User currently offlineFlyinglen From Canada, joined May 1999, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (16 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 994 times:

I had a really bad vision problem. My eyes were so bad that I couldn't see the big "E" on the top of the eye chart. I got PRK surgery (laser) in Dec 97 and my vision is now 20-20 in one eye and 20-15 in the other. This might not be the typical result, but there is hope!!!! I believe that you can have 20-30 vision uncorrected to get a class 1(commercial) medical, I don't know how much for the class 3 (private). I also live in Canada( by Vancouver), and I thought that my vision would prevent me from flying, but I am happily well on my way for my commercial license. I strongly suggest to find out if you are within tolerances for the medical, if you aren't, you can get it fixed!!!. Good luck!!! You can email me at flyinglen@hotmail.com if you have a question about the surgery. Glen Purves

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30408 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (16 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 994 times:

I don't know what the specifics to the East of where I am are but I was told that I would have no problems getting the FAA Class 1 medical with my eyesight. 20/50 left, 20/200 right. The key is that they are correctable to 20/20

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