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  1. Hi guys,

    I've recently had my eyes tested and the results are worrying!

    I'm due to have an interview at OCLC plymouth on the 19th of January, with my intentions to join as aircrew (pilot).

    I've trawled through all the threads, and I can't find any answers to my question, but sorry in advance if i haven't found any.

    Basically my prescription says this:

    Dist sph cyl axis
    Right plano -1.75 95
    Left -0.25 -0.50 80

    Aided va
    Right 6/5
    Left 6/5

    is this still within the grade I boundaries?

    any help would be great

    thanks a lot

  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Here's the minimum standards for Visual Acuity 1:

    Standard I (VA1)

    Visual acuity to be achieved without correcting lenses Right 6/12N5, Left 6/12N5

    Visual acuity to be achieved with correcting lenses Right 6/6N5, Left 6/6N5

    Refraction limit:
    Total hypermetropia +3.00 sphere
    Astigmatism +1.25 cyl
    Myopia (in any meridian) -0.75 sphere or cyl +3.00 sphere
  3. I'm slightly confused by this table. are these numbers either side of zero (i.e long or short sightedness), or just (for example) + is stated in the table, but my prescription is for a negative correction. where do i stand?
  4. Fukc knows I`m sixty nine years old, i can see the Sun, how far do you want me to see?

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