Olympic A-340
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Vision Question On My Class III Physical

Tue Mar 26, 2002 7:15 am

After a most stressful day, I need some information on my options after my FAA physical.
Apparently my eyes were 20/30 L and 20/25 R and a combined of 20/25 R. Now my doctor said I didn't meet Class II Airmen qualifications. My plan is to become a commercial pilot, however apparently with these values (with my glasses on) I cannot do that. What should I do? Contacts, Lasik, new prescription??
Thanx in advance  Smile
 
N2111J
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RE: Vision Question On My Class III Physical

Tue Mar 26, 2002 11:32 am

2nd class medical requires each eye individually to be corrected to 20/20, it sounds like you just need your lenses updated and then you should qualify.
 
Racers22
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RE: Vision Question On My Class III Physical

Tue Mar 26, 2002 11:54 am

You just need to have your prescription changed. As long as your vision is corrected back to 20/20 you should be fine.
 
lewis
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RE: Vision Question On My Class III Physical

Wed Mar 27, 2002 12:04 am

You can also have an operation to get rid of glasses...I will get mine in three years.
 
Olympic A-340
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RE: Vision Question On My Class III Physical

Wed Mar 27, 2002 5:14 am

Ok fabulous...apparently they didn't test me with my glasses on either (even though I told them I need them)...Oh well, problem should be solved soon.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Thanx for your replies

btw...In the pilot community I read that LASIK surgery is a risky procedure and that some people have actually gotten worse vision from it Paris.

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