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User currently offlineTarzanboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 132 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

Hi Huys

Someone gets glasses to correct myopia (nearsightedness) and as a result gets the endorsement in his licence stating that he need to have the glasses with him at all times when flying. What if this same person's vision improved within a year or so and he passes a JAA visual exam with out the glasses, will he get the glasses endorsement in his licence removed?

Are any of you commercial jet pilots in a visual field (distance vision) like this:
Left eye 6/15, right eye 6/12 and both eyes - 6-9?
If yes. what do you do?

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User currently offlineThrottleHold From South Africa, joined Jul 2006, 659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

Yes, if you can pass the test without having correction, the endorsement will be removed from your certificate.

No idea about my acuity, but I wear contacts with -1.75 and -2.50 correction.


User currently offlineTarzanboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

Thanks Throttle

Are there any commercial pilots out there in this situation:

You have distance vision 6/12 in both eyes and corrected it with glasses to pass your medical therefore gettong the endorsement in your licence to operate at all times with your glasses. Do you happen to see okay without the glasses (even though you are 6-12 in both eyes) and hence do not wear them but keep them with you in the cockpit?

I wonder if any airline pilots out there are in a position like this - i just need some reassurance.

Thanks


User currently offlineThrottleHold From South Africa, joined Jul 2006, 659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

I've flown with people who wear their glasses somtimes, but not others.
Bear in mind that you must carry 2 pairs with you when flying. A spare pair incase one set breaks.


User currently offlineTarzanboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

Well that is not bad - have you ever flown with glasses? What is the feeling like? Do you feel like they are blocking the wide picture view of your instruments? What type do you fly buddy?

User currently offlineThrottleHold From South Africa, joined Jul 2006, 659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1403 times:

I wear my contacts when flying. Never flown with glasses on. I suppose it's just the same as driving!!

I fly the 747 Classic.


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