Vision requirement for Cat 3 Medical

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Vision requirement for Cat 3 Medical

#1 Post by superpilot555 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:54 pm

Hi all,

I always wanted to fly a fixed wing or helicopter for passion but never pursued it due to my eyes cannot meet the uncorrected requirement of the Cat 3 Medical. I'm not interested in getting the recreational license as it is very limited. I'm not interested to pursue flying as a career so I don't want to get lasik because of its complication.

I read on the forum that it is possible to get Cat 3 Medical if my eyes can be corrected to 20/30? Is this true?
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Re: Vision requirement for Cat 3 Medical

#2 Post by nine sixteenths » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:17 am

https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/ ... u-2331.htm

https://www.tc.gc.ca/media/documents/ca ... llable.pdf

This is the official examiners guide and form that gets filled out, but it doesn’t really give the specific answer to minimum standard on it.

Remember corrected doesn’t necessarily mean surgery it covers corrective lenses (contacts of glasses) as well
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Re: Vision requirement for Cat 3 Medical

#3 Post by superpilot555 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:21 pm

Thanks.

Is it safe to say this doesn't apply anymore?
(b) the applicant possesses a visual acuity without correction in each eye separately, not less than 6/60 (20/200) and the refractive error falls within the range of ± 5 diopters (equivalent spherical error);
https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/ ... 2-1412.htm
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Re: Vision requirement for Cat 3 Medical

#4 Post by final28 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:43 pm

Make an appointment to see an aviation medical examiner and find out exactly what your situation is and any options available.
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Re: Vision requirement for Cat 3 Medical

#5 Post by superpilot555 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:57 pm

Thanks. I would do that but just want to find out what is the current consensus so I won't waste anyone's time...
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Re: Vision requirement for Cat 3 Medical

#6 Post by nine sixteenths » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:25 pm

Your vision requirements from the document attached would likely apply. I was looking for that document when I replied this morning.

I second the advice, either go see an aviation medical examiner or call a transport office and get an official answer
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Re: Vision requirement for Cat 3 Medical

#7 Post by TheChargent » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:12 pm

When I applied for my cat1 I spoke with the secretary for the guy who reviews the initial medical that the local CAME signs off. I asked her specifically about this as my vision isn't fully stabilized and I worry that I may go over the uncorrected one day. She said as long as I can continue to hit the corrected vision to not worry.
superpilot555 wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:21 pm
Thanks.

Is it safe to say this doesn't apply anymore?
(b) the applicant possesses a visual acuity without correction in each eye separately, not less than 6/60 (20/200) and the refractive error falls within the range of ± 5 diopters (equivalent spherical error);
https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/ ... 2-1412.htm
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