FAA Exam Techniques:
Eye and Vision Section
This section consolidates the FAA guidance for problems associated with pilot or air traffic controller vision and visual correction.
Excerpts from Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
Application Process for Medical Certification
Binocular airman using multifocal or accommodating ophthalmic devices may be issued an airman medical certificate
in accordance with the Protocol for Binocular Multifocal and Accommodating Devices.
After your ophthalmologist has released you to resume normal activities, and when you can meet the appropriate visual acuity standards for the class of medical you hold, a Report of Eye Evaluation (FAA Form 8500-7) should be completed by your eye care specialist. The evaluation must be presented to the Aviation Medical Examiner at the time of your next FAA medical examination. Provided there has been a full recovery without complications, and you can meet the visual acuity standards for the class of medical applied for, the medical examiner may issue a medical certificate at the time of examination.