Based on the following information from the following link, I will be disqualifed for having a prescription of -6.00 in my left eye and -5.00 in my right eye... even though my contact lenses correct my eyesight to 20/20 in each eye. Has anyone passed the Medical with uncorrected vision greater than the +-5.50 diopters of spherical equivalent? I hear so much conflicting information; a Flight surgeon agreed with this link and said I will be disqualified but, I have seen posts were controllers say they have had "bad vision" and still passed the vision, all it took was corrected 20/20 (which the FAA website only lists 20/20 corrected or uncorrected is required). If this information is true my only resort would to get lasik surgery and I am trying to prolong the surgery because my eyes have not stablized yet. Does the FAA care about uncorrected vision or is 20/20 their only concern? http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/gs2100/2152.HTM Initial Employment: Applicants for initial employment to air traffic control specialist positions must meet the following requirements. (Unless otherwise indicated, these requirements are identical for all specializations.) Eye Visual Acuity Terminal and Center Positions -- Applicants must demonstrate distant and near vision of 20/20 or better (Snellen or equivalent) in each eye separately. If glasses or contact lenses are required, refractive error that exceeds plus or minus 5.50 diopters of spherical equivalent or plus or minus 3.00 diopters of cylinder is disqualifying. The use of orthokeratology or radial keratotomy methods is not acceptable for purposes of meeting this requirement. The use of contact lenses for the correction of near vision only or the use of bifocal contact lenses for the correction of near vision is unacceptable.