(Code of Federal Regulations Outlining Examination Procedures for Removal of Color Vision Restriction) (Attachment for Procedure for Removal of Color Vision Restriction)
All Classes: 14 CFR 67.103(c), 67.203(c),and 67.303(c)—ability to perceive those colors necessary for the safe performance of airman duties.
The test plates to be used for each of the approved pseudoisochromatic tests are:
The following conditions should be ensured when testing with pseudoisochromatic plates:
Testing procedures for the Farnsworth Lantern; Keystone; LKC Technologies, Inc.; OPTEC 2000, Titmus, Titmus II, and Titmus 2 Vision Testers accompany the instruments.
The results (normal or abnormal) should be recorded.
An applicant does not meet the color vision standard if testing reveals:
If an applicant fails to meet the color vision standard as interpreted above but is otherwise qualified, the Examiner may issue a medical certificate bearing the limitation: NOT VALID FOR NIGHT FLYING OR BY COLOR SIGNAL CONTROL.
An applicant who holds a medical certificate bearing a color vision limitation may request a signal light test. This request should be in writing and should be directed to the Aerospace Medical Certification Division or the appropriate regional flight surgeon. If the applicant passes the signal light test, the FAA will issue a medical certificate without the color vision limitation and provide the applicant with a "letter of evidence." The signal light test may be given any time during flight training.
This lens is not acceptable to the FAA as a means for correcting a pilot's color vision deficiencies.
Yarn tests are not acceptable methods of testing for the FAA medical certificate.
See also: Eye Evaluation Form 8500-7
Helps you find the contact information for submitting your medical records.
Updated June 2012
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