6.5 Assessment by Designated aviation ophthalmologists or Credential optometrist

Aviation eye examinations must be undertaken according to the periodic testing schedule and if indicated. The Clinical practice guidelines provide further information about common conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes etc.

A person whose visual acuity in either eye is worse than 6/60 must provide a full ophthalmic report (CASA Eye Report) to CASA. [CASR 67.150, 155, 160]

They must be undertaken by designated aviation ophthalmologist (DAOS) or credential optometrist (COs).

Location and contact details are available on the relevant website (insert links for DAO and CO).

Note: DAOs and COs must ensure they obtain and record an adequate ophthalmological history. All examinations must be reported using the online MRS system.

Updated: 11 April 2022
Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//search-centre/manuals-and-handbooks/designated-aviation-medical-examiners-handbook/65-assessment-designated-aviation-ophthalmologists-or-credential-optometrist
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