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Eye test results

JaFAA

Lantern Swinger
Right I've just had an eye test and I absolutely need to know what my results mean.

I've found this website which tells me I've passed for most bits (to be a pilot), but I'm unsure of others.

http://www.assoc-optometrists.org/uploaded_files/raf_july_07.pdf

First of all, my vision is 6/5. Is that better than 6/6 or worse??

My near aided/unaided is N4. The requirements says N5. So is N4 better or worse?!?!?!

My 'Cyl' reading is -0.25 and -0.50. The requirements says the limit is +1.25. No mention of negative numbers!!

And finally, anyone know what my 'axis' readings mean? 115 and 60

And one more thing... can tiredness(hangover) affect an eye test?! I was out on a mates stag do last night!!!
 

NZ_Bootneck

War Hero
Why didn't you ask the Optician? He/she after all may have had a clue.
Or failing that wait the 2 days, count 'em 2, until your AFCO opens and you can ask them.
 
NZ_Bootneck said:
Why didn't you ask the Optician? He/she after all may have had a clue.
Or failing that wait the 2 days, count 'em 2, until your AFCO opens and you can ask them.
The opticians at D&A aren't allowed to tell you wether you've passed or not, they usually seal the results and send them off. But NZ is right... it's only 2 days of waiting.
 

IB08

Lantern Swinger
6/5 is good enough for navy aircrew, only the RAF require 6/6, and thats only for pilots, not WSOs or WSOPs (other aircrew).
 

LaserRadial

Midshipman
Ummm on the subject of eyes, this may sound a stupid question but if you are in the navy in another branch and you wish to transfer to aircrew, are they still as strict on the eye test as when you first applied?
Thanks
 

TimeToJoinUp

War Hero
IB08 said:
6/5 is good enough for navy aircrew, only the RAF require 6/6, and thats only for pilots, not WSOs or WSOPs (other aircrew).

Mate - 6/5 is better than 6/6. It's a fraction, and the larger the number the better.
 

Waspie

War Hero
LaserRadial said:
Ummm on the subject of eyes, this may sound a stupid question but if you are in the navy in another branch and you wish to transfer to aircrew, are they still as strict on the eye test as when you first applied?
Thanks

It's the same medical. Yes it is strict.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Waspie said:
LaserRadial said:
Ummm on the subject of eyes, this may sound a stupid question but if you are in the navy in another branch and you wish to transfer to aircrew, are they still as strict on the eye test as when you first applied?
Thanks

It's the same medical. Yes it is strict.

Hmm, do they still cup your scrotum and check your prostate? If so, I'm considering re-catting... 8O :wink:
 

Waspie

War Hero
sgtpepperband said:
Waspie said:
LaserRadial said:
Ummm on the subject of eyes, this may sound a stupid question but if you are in the navy in another branch and you wish to transfer to aircrew, are they still as strict on the eye test as when you first applied?
Thanks

It's the same medical. Yes it is strict.

Hmm, do they still cup your scrotum and check your prostate? If so, I'm considering re-catting... 8O :wink:

They used to!

Had a 1st officer Wrens cup em last time!!!!!! (cough) :? 8O
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Waspie said:
sgtpepperband said:
Waspie said:
LaserRadial said:
Ummm on the subject of eyes, this may sound a stupid question but if you are in the navy in another branch and you wish to transfer to aircrew, are they still as strict on the eye test as when you first applied?
Thanks

It's the same medical. Yes it is strict.

Hmm, do they still cup your scrotum and check your prostate? If so, I'm considering re-catting... 8O :wink:

They used to!

Had a 1st officer Wrens cup em last time!!!!!! (cough) :? 8O

Kerchiiing! Request Form being written out as we speak... :lol:
 

NZ_Bootneck

War Hero
yorkshireadam said:
NZ_Bootneck said:
Why didn't you ask the Optician? He/she after all may have had a clue.
Or failing that wait the 2 days, count 'em 2, until your AFCO opens and you can ask them.
The opticians at D&A aren't allowed to tell you wether you've passed or not, they usually seal the results and send them off. But NZ is right... it's only 2 days of waiting.
I was not talking about if he should have asked whether he'd passed or not.
I asked why Jaffaa didn't ask what the numbers meant (Ie Negative numbers etc) at the time. Surely a Potential Officer should have the foresight and gumption to realise the person to ask is the professionally qualified one administering the test.
Too flustered perhaps. :roll:
 
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angrydoc

Guest
For general info:

6/6 means you can see at 6 metres what you should be able to see at 6 metres. 6/30 means you can see at 6 metres what you should see at 30 metres, ie a lot worse.

20/20 vision is still referred to by some people- it's just the old version of 6/6 in imperial form (20 feet is approx 6 metres).
 

JaFAA

Lantern Swinger
NZ_Bootneck said:
yorkshireadam said:
NZ_Bootneck said:
Why didn't you ask the Optician? He/she after all may have had a clue.
Or failing that wait the 2 days, count 'em 2, until your AFCO opens and you can ask them.
The opticians at D&A aren't allowed to tell you wether you've passed or not, they usually seal the results and send them off. But NZ is right... it's only 2 days of waiting.
I was not talking about if he should have asked whether he'd passed or not.
I asked why Jaffaa didn't ask what the numbers meant (Ie Negative numbers etc) at the time. Surely a Potential Officer should have the foresight and gumption to realise the person to ask is the professionally qualified one administering the test.
Too flustered perhaps. :roll:

Not flustered. If you read what I put in my original question, I was hung over for a start. Yeah not exactly the best time for an eye test but it was booked and I'd specially asked to start work an hour late for it. And I couldnt avoid the hang over cos it was a mates stag night.

I would've asked what my results meant, but as someone said, they were sealed and stuck in an envelope then given to me. Plus I really wasn't getting on with the optician, some fresh faced newly graduated student who had obviously spent her entire childhood living in a cave.

I'm gonna take my results to a differnt optician, along with the list of pilto requirements, and ask them their opinion.

If I've failed, does anyone know if I'd be allowed to retake the test at my own expense? I'm certain my scores were worse than they should have been in some areas, as my previous eye test just a few months ago at specsavers was a hell of a lot better. And I was sober.
 
I think your eye test results are fine (especially the 6/5 bit). Not sure about the negative numbers and axis stuff. I'm no optician.

Being hungover/tiredness can affect your eyesight, so maybe redoing a test MAY be beneficial. However, the reason of "I was hungover from a mate's stag do" may not go down too well, as I'm guessing some one will ask at some point why you want to redo the eye test.

I don't have much authority to talk about being hungover except from my experience of being a civvy ATCO, and if you turn up to work hungover you get no sympathy and you get sent home so you can have a long think about getting trashed before what is technically an important day. Especially for the aviation side of things.

By the sounds of things, you should be fine though. Just don't get trashed next time.
 

JaFAA

Lantern Swinger
Wheyyy. Just piped up my concerns on the old yahoo answers, and some kind optician soul got back to me. All is okay. In fact, I've got eagle eyes.

I figured out most of it and it was all okay. My main concern was the fact that my 'Cyl' reading was -0.50 and -0.25. The requirements pdf only mentions a limit of +1.25, so I'm going to assume that any measurements that read lower than 0 are not an issue.

Thanks for the help and piss-taking from everyone!
 
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