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Old 07-13-2018, 08:16 AM   #1  
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I'm a college student looking to get a first class medical. The only problem is my best corrected vision with glasses is only 20/25 in both my eyes, though my doc said I was pretty close to 20/20 with my left eye. Is there anyway for me to get a medical with a special issuance/SODA or is it not possible to get a medical?
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Ask an aviation medical examiner.
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Anything is POSSIBLE but one eye 20/20 and the other eye 20/25 would be a whole lot easier. What is the nature of the diagnosis that leaves you with only 20/25 best corrected? That makes a difference too.
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The ophthalmologist said nothing was wrong with my eyes, just that I probably didn't develop the nerves to see 20/20 when I was a kid. So nothing medically wrong with them.
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The ophthalmologist said nothing was wrong with my eyes, just that I probably didn't develop the nerves to see 20/20 when I was a kid. So nothing medically wrong with them.
Give the guys at Oklahoma City a call and ask them. All it will cost you is a phone call - and about ten minutes on hold listening to elevator music:

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Got my medical!
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Got my medical!
Congrats!

Any special language on it, or is it a normal 1C?
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Got my medical!
Great. Now you can get started.
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Congrats!

Any special language on it, or is it a normal 1C?
It's a normal first class.
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