Do Airlines Frown Upon Lasik Treatment?

Sat May 13, 2000 11:04 pm

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
aaron atp
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RE: Do Airlines Frown Upon Lasik Treatment?

Sun May 14, 2000 5:47 am

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)

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RE: Do Airlines Frown Upon Lasik Treatment?

Tue May 16, 2000 6:44 pm

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.
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RE: Do Airlines Frown Upon Lasik Treatment?

Sat May 27, 2000 1:05 am

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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