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I came across the eyesight requirements for aircrew, and was wondering do both eyes need to be 6/6 corrected?Name:  image.jpeg
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I have one 'good' eye which is 6/6 uncorrected and corrected however had a 'bad' eye with is neither both corrected and uncorrected
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Your vision needs to be as described on the form, it doesn't distinguish eyes individually.

The only way you'll know if your vision is at that standard is by getting an eyetest.
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Your vision needs to be as described on the form, it doesn't distinguish eyes individually.

The only way you'll know if your vision is at that standard is by getting an eyetest.

On the form there is one number yet I have two eyes, so does that mean that one eye is 6/6 there shouldn't be an issue or one eye is 6/12 there is an issue
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On the form there is one number yet I have two eyes, so does that mean that one eye is 6/6 there shouldn't be an issue or one eye is 6/12 there is an issue
Why would they give numbers for only one eye? Do you think they expect you to work with only one eye open?

It's your vision that's being tested - both eyes combined. You'll need to go to an optician to find out where you fall on that sheet.
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Hey!
I came across the eyesight requirements for aircrew, and was wondering do both eyes need to be 6/6 corrected?Name:  image.jpeg
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I have one 'good' eye which is 6/6 uncorrected and corrected however had a 'bad' eye with is neither both corrected and uncorrected
Hi Eleanor,

Basically - WSOp require 6/24 uncorrected vision in each eye. These are limits and requirements in regards to astigmatisms, myopia etc - only a Optician could answer in regards to that for you.

Both eyes ultimately do need to be correctable to 6/6, however as long as you meet the uncorrected vision - that's all that is required.

Best thing to do is book yourself into a local opticians, take the above form (in fact, I think I may have a more up to date one you can take) and they can run though it all with you.

Best of luck :-)
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Hi Eleanor,

Basically - WSOp require 6/24 uncorrected vision in each eye. These are limits and requirements in regards to astigmatisms, myopia etc - only a Optician could answer in regards to that for you.

Both eyes ultimately do need to be correctable to 6/6, however as long as you meet the uncorrected vision - that's all that is required.

Best thing to do is book yourself into a local opticians, take the above form (in fact, I think I may have a more up to date one you can take) and they can run though it all with you.

Best of luck :-)
That's great!
I got them done yesterday however one eye is still 6/12 corrected however the other is 6/6.
Uncorrected it is 6/18 so fingers crossed it is alright
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Why would they give numbers for only one eye? Do you think they expect you to work with only one eye open?

It's your vision that's being tested - both eyes combined. You'll need to go to an optician to find out where you fall on that sheet.
This is the exact issue I have with the Navy eye sight standards as they test you on individual eyes which I find ridiculous. My left eye is poor but it is not like I will be on board a ship fixing something with a patch covering my perfect right eye. The regulation is quite unreasonable for the Navy in my opinion.

Is the RAF eye sight requirement still the same as it was when this post was originally created?
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This is the exact issue I have with the Navy eye sight standards as they test you on individual eyes which I find ridiculous. My left eye is poor but it is not like I will be on board a ship fixing something with a patch covering my perfect right eye. The regulation is quite unreasonable for the Navy in my opinion.

Is the RAF eye sight requirement still the same as it was when this post was originally created?
Standards change all the time for recruitment to all three services and vary massively depending on the job role you apply for.

In response to your last three posts in different threads, you will not find the answer to your questions on this forum. You need to ask the AFCO and if they can't give you the standards which in your case with one eye being the issue then you'll have to wait to have your medical.
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This is the exact issue I have with the Navy eye sight standards as they test you on individual eyes which I find ridiculous. My left eye is poor but it is not like I will be on board a ship fixing something with a patch covering my perfect right eye. The regulation is quite unreasonable for the Navy in my opinion.

Is the RAF eye sight requirement still the same as it was when this post was originally created?
There are some roles that would require you to have good vision when using one eye alone. A role where you are required to fire a rifle would require you to have decent vision in the right eye on its own as you wouldn't be able to use the left. Testing individual eyes can be an advantage if done properly e.g. allow for a bad left eye rather than saying both must be good.
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Hey!
I came across the eyesight requirements for aircrew, and was wondering do both eyes need to be 6/6 corrected?Name:  image.jpeg
Views: 1708
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I have one 'good' eye which is 6/6 uncorrected and corrected however had a 'bad' eye with is neither both corrected and uncorrected
Hi. As long as your vision meets the requirements it’s ok. You DO NOT need 20/20 vision to become a pilot. If you can’t meet the requirements, laser eye surgery may be needed. Contact the carriers office for what type you might need.
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