Aaron atp From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 533 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1056 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)
A330 From Belgium, joined May 1999, 649 posts, RR: 8 Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 999 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.
Airbuspilot From Belgium, joined Apr 2000, 416 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 948 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.