Eye Power & Weight

haree

New Member
Hi

My eyesight is 20/20 corrected but uncorrected my eye power is -5.00 or -4.5 diaptores (I dunno the 20/** class). Will this be a obstacle for my pilot training?? or Class A ,B certificates?

Amother problem is my weight.Im 5'7" and i gained lot of weight after an attack of typhoid 2 yrs back.I've recently started working out but still im nearly 190Lbs. The doc said most of it is Bone and Muscles but is this applicable for Aeromedicals???
 

emelin

New Member
Wow! I s%*t you not, I also have 20/20 vision corrected, have gained weight becase of a thyroid attack a couple years ago, am 5'7", work out, and weigh 190 lbs of which most is muscle and bone. What are the odds of that? You wouln't happen to have a birthmark on your left hip would you. If so I'm going to start freaking out.
 
Are you talking about an FAA medical? You said class A or B which are not FAA classes. If you are asking about a foreign (not FAA) medical, I don't know. But, the diopters is just what the optician uses to make your glasses, if corrected to 20/20 with normal color and depth perception, etc., your vision should not be a problem. Can't fully answer the weight question, so I'll leave that alone. Did you mean TYPHOID (the disease) or THYROID (the gland)? I think flyguy is talking about his thyroid.
 

haree

New Member
thanks

Well yes i meant FAA Class 1 & 2

R u sure any power is acceptable if corrected to 20/20???

And yes flyguy has thyroid probs while i suffered from THYPHOID

Bye see yu
 

emelin

New Member
Yep, mine is a thRoid problem. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a couple years back. I have a slight case of dislexia too. Nac uoy llet? Good to know that we aren't twins seperated at bith though.
 
Haree-Actually -5.00 diopters is not too incredibly bad. They make glasses up to -15.00 diopters. So, your vision is about the middle of the road. A medical examiner uses your acuity at 20 feet (the 20/20 standard) for distance vision to determine your eligibility for FAA Airman certification. In other words, your amount of correction in diopters is not a factor for your Aviation Medical Examiner, he/she only cares whether you can read all the letters on the 20/20 line with or without your glasses/contacts.

DISTANT VISION--20/20 or better in each eye separately, with or without correction.
NEAR VISION--20/40 or better in each eye separately (Snellen equivalent), with or without correction, as measured at 16 inches.
INTERMEDIATE
VISION--20/40 or better in each eye separately (Snellen equivalent), with or without correction at age 50 and over, as measured at 32 inches. No requirement.
COLOR VISION--Ability to perceive those colors necessary for safe performance of airmen duties

About your typhoid--I'm familiar with the disease, but I'm not sure how it will impact your FAA certification. This will just have to be addressed with an AME. Good luck.
 
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