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Color Restriction Removal

You may fail your color vision testing in the aviation medical examiner's office, but there are options to remove the restrictions.

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Types of Color Vision Tests

Read information on the various color vision tests available.

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Eye Evaluation Form

This form may be needed if you are reporting a vision problem.

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Glaucoma

Your aviation medical examiner cannot issue a medical certificate when you initially report glaucoma; it will require an FAA decision.

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Glaucoma Eye Evaluation Form

You'll need to bring this form with you when you go to your AME.

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Monocular Vision

Pilots with useful vision in only one eye may obtain medical certification upon demonstrating the ability to safely perform airman duties.

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Intraocular Lens Implants/Cataracts/ Contact Lenses

Provided there has been a full recovery without complications, and you can meet the visual acuity standards for the class of medical applied for, the medical examiner may issue a medical certificate at the time of examination.

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Photorefractive Procedures

Following certain refractive procedures, the FAA may require a stabilization period when eyeglasses continue to be needed.

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How/Where to Submit to the FAA

Helps you find the contact information for submitting your medical records.

Updated June 2012