Is a pilot required to report to the FAA that he or she has undergone LASIK or other laser eye surgery to correct vision?
LASIK and other forms of vision corrective surgery have helped many pilots in the military and civilian world, but there are risks and potentially adverse effects that could be incompatible with flying duties. These include:
The FAA expects that a pilot will not resume piloting aircraft until his or her own treating health care professional (usually the opthalmologist who did the procedure) determines:
If these determinations are favorable and if otherwise qualified, the pilot may immediately resume piloting but must ensure that:
The airman may continue flight duties unless informed otherwise by the FAA or another disqualifying condition occurs. See Detailed FAA Instructions about LASIK...