Contact lens info
Posted 15 May 2004 - 06:39 PM
Posted 15 May 2004 - 10:58 PM
Posted 16 May 2004 - 12:26 AM
Posted 16 May 2004 - 01:08 PM
Posted 18 May 2004 - 10:13 PM
I've also heard some conflicting information about how to get on the program. Some people have said that it can be a pain and the they want to know how long you have worn contacts and problems you've had while others have said it is no big deal (especially if you are currently wearing contacts) and you just let them know you want to be put on the program.
If anyone had any info, it would be helpful in knowing what I'm going to be up against.
[ 18. May 2004, 22:14: Message edited by: CHQ Pilot ]
Posted 19 May 2004 - 07:19 PM
Posted 20 May 2004 - 07:48 PM
My advice would be to get on the program ASAP, preferably while you still can deconflict those first few appointments with your schedule.
Posted 26 February 2005 - 09:17 PM
I was given orders to attend Brooks only two weeks ago and I have been on an Ortho-K hard contact lense program. My unit told me they were going to change the Brooks date but this has yet to happen so as it stands Iím leaving on Tuesday. I stopped wearing my contacts only this past Monday, so do you think that will be enough time to get a regular reading for the corneal topography? My civilian doc told me a while back that it really only takes about a week for the Orhto K lenses to loose all detectable effect and that the docs add in a few extra weeks just for a fudge factor. I can already tell my vision is much worse after having the lenses out for just a few days. Of course who knows what the topography will show.
I guess if they ask me about wearing them at Brooks, I will just tell them I was under the impression I was not coming to Brooks so soon and see what they say. Iím guessing they might have me come back. Thanks
Posted 26 February 2005 - 10:20 PM
[ 26. February 2005, 21:21: Message edited by: dumaisj ]
Posted 26 February 2005 - 11:52 PM
Quit wearing the lenses. I was at brooks and asked the flight doc about them. His exact words were. DON'T THINK ABOUT IT. IF YOU GET CAUGHT YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. In that exact tone. Just be careful.
Posted 27 February 2005 - 09:40 AM
Posted 27 February 2005 - 01:04 PM
I was on this program well before I even applied to my pilot slot simply cause I was tired of being so blind when I had my regular lenses out, so my optometrist simply suggested it and it worked well. I have had the lenses out since early last week and I did tell my unit about it but they said to just go take the MFS anyways. They just told me I was going to Brooks two weeks ago, I was under the impression I was not going anyways cause my FC1 was not finished. Guess what, its still not finished as of this week and apparently my unit thinks Iím still going only to finish the FC1 testing at Brooks. Either way itís a big charlie foxtrot and I was just curious on what you all knew about the program.
Dumaisj where did you find that info Id like to show it to the boss. Thanks
[ 27. February 2005, 12:06: Message edited by: guard/reserve hopefull ]
Posted 28 February 2005 - 02:49 PM
Posted 20 April 2005 - 04:05 PM
I've done a search in numerous places but have been unable to find a list of brands of contacts that are authorized at UPT.
I'm commissioning in May 05, been wearing contacts for about 2 years, passed my FC1 (barely w/20/70 L 20/50 R) and I'm about to run out of my contact supply. I'd rather get a checkup and get a new brand of contacts.
I'm gonna be at Andrews for a while at IFT so I'll have some time to get used to them. Any help is much appreciated.
Posted 22 April 2005 - 10:18 AM
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:24 PM
Posted 10 May 2005 - 05:47 PM
If you are talking about relaxing the vision requirements for Flying Class I (initial pilot qualification)...I attended the last Aircrew Standards Board in April as well as the Aeromedical Corporate Board meeting 2 days ago. Ophthalmology made no recommendation at that time to change Flying Class I standards.
Posted 15 November 2005 - 10:57 AM
I've done a search, but I can find this specific information. I've found that you CAN wear soft contact lenses as UPT, but nothing very specific.
Anyway, I have never worn glasses or contacts. I still don't. Brooks said I must wear correction to perform flying duties, so I'd much rather get on the Soft Contact Lense program than wear glasses through UPT.
How do I go about doing this? I know you must wear them for six months prior, which won't be a problem if I do it now.. But how do I prove I've been wearing them?
Also, what are the best soft contacts for astigmatism? CAn I just take the numbers from my FC1 to a glasses/contact place and get it filled?
[ 15. November 2005, 09:59: Message edited by: CrashA10 ]
Posted 15 November 2005 - 11:39 AM
LOL! Getting contacts (or glasses for that matter) is more than some numbers from your FC1 physical! You can get all that done when you arrive at UPT. I don't know where you get the "six months prior" info. You'll be wearing them in an aircraft in a couple of weeks.
Our (FS) job is to enhance the performance of aircrew. We'll get you to best corrected vision (maybe 20/15) vs the civilian getting you to 20/20. There are only certain types of "toric" contacts (the type used to correct astigmatism) which are authorized for wear. We'll put you in the right ones.
You're in. You've been accepted. Just concentrate on learning and getting ready for UPT...we'll take care of the rest.
Posted 15 November 2005 - 01:41 PM
LOL! Getting contacts (or glasses for that matter) is more than some numbers from your FC1 physical!
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