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Confused about corrective lens?

AOPA has a page that really explains what is allowed and how.

http://www.aopa.org/members/pic/answers/2013/1301answers.html?WT.mc_id=!...

If you are not a member of AOPA, you may not be able access it.

Just a heads up that not all corrective lens are FAA approved. The most glaring example is correcting one eye for distance vision and the other for near vision.

Many corrective procedures (surgery or implants) are okay but you have to have your eye care specialist fill out this form:
http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Form/FAA%20Form%208500-7.pdf

Also see pg. 24 in the recent FAA Safety Brief:

"What Pilots Should Know about Refractive Eye Surgery"

http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/2013/media/JanFeb2013.pdf

And the FAA has a pamphlet on vision that is pretty interesting"

http://www.faa.gov/pilots/safety/pilotsafetybrochures/media/pilot_vision...