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Vision Requirements For Atc?  
User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 23
Posted (13 years 10 months 5 days ago) and read 2559 times:

Are there any vision requirements to become and air traffic controller? Is it possible to be certified while having vision in only one eye?

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User currently offlineMightyFalcon From Oman, joined Jun 2001, 384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 5 days ago) and read 2548 times:

Hello cactusA319,

I don't know what unit is used in the USA but in France, as well as other European countries, requirement is for:

* 10/10 to both eyes although down to 6/10 is permitted by the time you recover 10/10 with glasses.

* No color blindness

Actually, when you're taking your medical, there's a whole set of different vision tests (colors, relief, exophoria...)


The sky has no limit...
User currently offlineFredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

Check with your CAA. Here, the requirement is a maximum correction of 3.0 dioptries to reach 1.0 vision.


I thought I was doing good trying to avoid those airport hotels... and look at me now.
User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

In the states the requirment is to have a second class medical. What that entails, I don't remember. Check the FARs.

At worst, you screw up and die.
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