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Do Airlines Frown Upon Lasik Treatment?  
User currently offlineHighflyerchris From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

Hi there everyone!

Sorry that i seem to be putting a lot of posts on at the moment!

Do airlines frown upon LASIK treatment for eyes?

If you have any other information on LASIK or its situation in the aviation industry (especially British airways), please say.

Thanks, chris

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User currently offlineAaron atp From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 533 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (16 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2108 times:

Yes, you can receive [or keep] any class of medical certificate if you have had radial keratotomy, photorefractive keratectomy, LASIK, or photorefractive keratoplasty. (assuming your ophthalmologist submits a report to your medical examiner, and you meet the standards after recovery)


User currently offlineA330 From Belgium, joined May 1999, 674 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (16 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

NO, Lasik and other laser operations on the eyes are not allowed, and you will not be granted a Class 1 medical.
Only in the US, they allow it, but not under the current JAA/JAR rules.
you have to be within the +3/-3 dioptry to get a class 1.

User currently offlineAirbuspilot From Belgium, joined Apr 2000, 416 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (16 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

I fully agree with A330. I am a proff.pilot at SABENA, I wear glasses and my father operates on eyes so I should know. Untill now no operation of any kind is allowed to improve your vision.
Discussions are going on to improve the newest techniques and to allow them but this will still take several years. Untill that moment the =3/-3 dioptry applies.

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