I currently hold a third class medical certificate but this required a statement of demonstrated ability due to concerns about depth perception given my right eye will not meet existing standards. I have tremendous peripheral vision but depth perception is a problem.

Is it possible to obtain a second class medical with these conditions? My goal is to obtain a commercial certificate.

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    $\begingroup$ Make sure you specify the jurisdiction. I'm in Canada and here you can get a Cat 1 with only vision in one eye. $\endgroup$ – John K May 17 '19 at 18:01
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    $\begingroup$ @JohnK is correct, the answer to this questions depends on the country in which you want to get the 2nd class medical. $\endgroup$ – Juan Jimenez May 17 '19 at 19:27
  • $\begingroup$ Also in Canada 2nd class medicals are not issued to pilots, only controllers. Any commercial pilot has to be Cat 1. TC has even issued a Cat 1 to an airline pilot with Type 1 insulin dependent diabetes (with certain restrictions obviously). $\endgroup$ – John K May 17 '19 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to aviation.SE! I edited your question a little; I assume you're asking about the US because you mentioned a SODA. If I'm wrong, don't hesitate to edit the question again yourself or roll back my changes. If you're to StackExchange, the tour might be useful. $\endgroup$ – Pondlife May 18 '19 at 2:13

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