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I found this link and am a bit worried. I can see everything easiery with my eyes opened, sitting 36 inches from the screen in a dark room like they do with the actual test. When I close one eye it takes a second for my eyes to adjust then I can read the 80/90 lines fairly easily. The red ones are a little more difficult for me. Can anyone say whether this is easier/harder than the actual test? I got hired for a UPT slot with a guard unit and am taking my FC1 in a couple weeks and am worried about this portion of it. Thanks to everyone!

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The real test is easier I would say. The letters are much larger than your picture. I wouldn't worry about it. You can't change it either way.

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52 minutes ago, Ang135futurepilot said:

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I found this link and am a bit worried. I can see everything easiery with my eyes opened, sitting 36 inches from the screen in a dark room like they do with the actual test. When I close one eye it takes a second for my eyes to adjust then I can read the 80/90 lines fairly easily. The red ones are a little more difficult for me. Can anyone say whether this is easier/harder than the actual test? I got hired for a UPT slot with a guard unit and am taking my FC1 in a couple weeks and am worried about this portion of it. Thanks to everyone!

FWIW, I think that picture is harder. The regular test is in a dark room with a screen and only one set of letters. That picture is far too cluttered and confusing. If you're seriously down to the 80/90 lines, you'll be fine. 

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9 hours ago, Kiloalpha said:

FWIW, I think that picture is harder. The regular test is in a dark room with a screen and only one set of letters. That picture is far too cluttered and confusing. If you're seriously down to the 80/90 lines, you'll be fine. 

Kilo is correct.  This picture is harder than the actual test since nearly all color normal individuals can score 90/95+ on the CCT.  However, you can't compare this picture to the CCT as the true test has highly calibrated color co-ordinates (which are specifically chosen to isolate each retinal cone pigment type) and contrasts.  It's impossible to say whether this picture is an accurate representation.  That said, if you can see down to 80/90, that's a positive sign.  

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Agree with above posters.

Letters will be larger, the screen will be accurately calibrated, the surrounding environment will be darker, etc.  Don't worry, especially as passing is only 75 or better.

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On 8/1/2016 at 11:29 PM, Duck said:

The real test is easier I would say. The letters are much larger than your picture. I wouldn't worry about it. You can't change it either way.

Thanks. Also, do you know if the depth perception test is that same circle one at MEPS? I did fine on that... but someone mentioned them potentially changing soon.

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I failed my first depth perception test on the machine. The follow up test was much easier. I remember the guy remarking that it was not uncommon to fail that portion of the test. That was over 12 years ago so maybe they changed it?

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11 minutes ago, Duck said:

I failed my first depth perception test on the machine. The follow up test was much easier. I remember the guy remarking that it was not uncommon to fail that portion of the test. That was over 12 years ago so maybe they changed it?

I did the FC1 late last year, it was exactly as Duck described. You try the machine and if you fail, they take you back to do another test (I passed, but other guys in my group said the 2nd test was easy).

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