I was wondering If I could wear corrective lenses/glasses inside the cockpit If I have a certified class 2 medical certificate?
According to the FAA, yes. For a Class 2 Medical:
- Distant Vision: 20/20 or better in each eye separately, with or without correction.
- Near Vision: 20/40 or better in each eye separately (Snellen equivalent), with or without correction, as measured at 16 inches.
- Intermediate Vision: 20/40 or better in each eye separately (Snellen equivalent), with or without correction at age 50 and over, as measured at 32 inches.
Notice the "with or without correction".
According to the CAA in the UK,
Class 1 Refractive error (1) At initial examination an applicant may be assessed as fit with: (i) hypermetropia not exceeding +5.0 dioptres; (ii) myopia not exceeding -6.0 dioptres; (iii) astigmatism not exceeding 2.0 dioptres; (iv) anisometropia not exceeding 2.0 dioptres;
provided that optimal correction has been considered and no significant pathology is demonstrated.
BUT there are a long list of exceptions and further conditions that may well disqualify you anyway. And the requirements for a class 2 medical are stricter, add limits on top of this.