Eye standards for a thirdclass airman medical certificate are:
(a) Distant visual acuity of 20/40 or better in each eye separately, with or without corrective lenses. If corrective lenses (spectacles or contact lenses) are necessary for 20/40 vision, the person may be eligible only on the condition that corrective lenses are worn while exercising the privileges of an airman certificate.
(b) Near vision of 20/40 or better, Snellen equivalent, at 16 inches in each eye separately, with or without corrective lenses.
(c) Ability to perceive those colors necessary for the safe performance of airman duties.
(d) No acute or chronic pathological condition of either eye or adnexa that interferes with the proper function of an eye, that may reasonably be expected to progress to that degree, or that may reasonably be expected to be aggravated by flying.
Click on a body area below to learn about each portion of the exam:
|34. Ocular Motility|
|50. Distant Vision|
|51. Near and Intermediate Vision|
|52. Color Vision|
|53. Field of Vision|
Note: Numbers correspond to the required entry in the AME portion of the FAA Form 8500-8