Colour Vision and the IAA
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    Colour Vision and the IAA

    by FrankTheTank » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:57 pm

    Hi Guys,

    New to this forum business :D

    I'm just looking for some information regarding Colour Vision testing options with the IAA and failure of the Ishihara Plates. I've done these test plates for previous employment medicals but I haven't attempted doing a Class 1 or Class 2 IAA Medical.

    My question really is, What are my alternative options of pursuing an unrestricted license if I do fail the Ishihara Plates?

    note: I haven't attempted a medical with an AME.

    All help appreciated,

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    Re: Colour Vision and the IAA

    by mark » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:38 pm

    Hi FrankTheTank,

    Welcome to the forum! The rules are made by EASA now and the full EASA rules for medicals are found in EASA Part-MED. See HERE and HERE.

    From the AMC it says;

    AMC1 MED B.075 Colour vision
    (a) At revalidation, colour vision should be tested on clinical indication.
    (b) The Ishihara test (24 plate version) is considered passed if the first 15 plates, presented
    in a random order, are identified without error.
    (c) Those failing the Ishihara test should be examined either by:
    (1) anomaloscopy (Nagel or equivalent). This test is considered passed if the colour
    match is trichromatic and the matching range is 4 scale units or less; or by
    (2) lantern testing with a Spectrolux, Beynes or Holmes-Wright lantern. This test is
    considered passed if the applicant passes without error a test with accepted
    lanterns.

    Hope this helps.

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    Mark
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    Re: Colour Vision and the IAA

    by FrankTheTank » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:18 pm

    Thanks for your reply and information Mark,

    Do you know of anywhere in the Dublin area where I could get a trial test done in either the anomaloscopy or the lantern test? instead of spending big money on a class 1 medical and being given a restriction :|
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    Re: Colour Vision and the IAA

    by mark » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:35 am

    I don't know of anywhere I'm afraid. I know from experience that most people with eyesight issues went to the UK to get their medicals as one of the former IAA Chief Aeromedical Officers was a bit 'difficult' to deal with it and had a tendency to interpret the regulations very differently to their counterparts in Europe. I understand however that the current team at the IAA are excellent to deal with.

    Mark
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    Re: Colour Vision and the IAA

    by FrankTheTank » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:23 pm

    Gentleman and a scholar Mark, thanks for your time and information :D :D :D

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