I am in my mid 20's, I wear glass and have amblyopia. My opthamologist said there is nothing I can do (including surgery) to fix amblyopia. With correction (glasses), my good eye is corrected to 20/20. However, due to amblyopia, my other eye is at 20/100 with correction. Both eyes open I get 20/20.
Is there ANY chance I can become a pilot? I have no other eyes disease.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/r ... 24-172.htm(c) Substandard Vision in One Eye
(i) An applicant whose corrected central vision in one eye is less that 20/30 (6/9) but is at least 20/200 (6/60) shall be granted the issue or revalidation of a permit or licence in accordance with the Medical Requirements Standards provided that the following conditions are met:
(A) on the initial request for flexibility, the applicant has undertaken an eye examination by an eye specialist whose report indicates that the visual acuity in the better eye meets the vision standards for the permit or licence applied for or held;
(B) accredited medical conclusion indicates that the visual defect is unlikely to interfere with safe performance of duties related to the permit or licence considering pathogenesis of the condition, visual fields, etc.;
(C) the licensing authority is satisfied that any relevant ability, skill or experience of the applicant has been given due consideration. In certain cases a practical test shall be advised;
(D) an eye specialist’s report shall be required annually if the condition causing the reduced vision is not stable.
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What does TC Cat 1 require for visual acuity? What do airlines generally require for visual acuity? If one wears glasses but their vision is corrected to 20/20 is there ever an issue? Where does laser eye surgery factor into the equation, if at all?