In order to safely fly the skies, it's absolutely necessary for pilots to be able to effectively distinguish between colors. People who have a color vision deficiency cannot safely serve in this important role, no matter how passionate they may be about the career.
Before becoming a pilot, you must complete a rigorous medical screening that includes a color blindness test. Then you must get reoccurring checkups every 12 months, each of which involves another test for color deficiency.
This is discouraging for people who have been colorblind their whole lives, because it feels as though it completely rules out piloting as a profession. However, colorblindness doesn't always occur at birth. Sometimes it develops over a person's lifetime. Imagine how devastating it would be to train for years to become a pilot, only to be told that your color deficient vision makes it impossible to do so.
Thankfully, there is something that can be done, and we are proud to play a large part in making it happen. Our ColorCorrection™ System makes it possible for men and women with color vision deficiency to overcome this issue and pursue the career of their dreams.
Some people are skeptical or nervous about our color correction system, but it is really quite fast, effective and painless. The process is done by designing customized individual filters into eyeglasses or soft contact lenses. These customized filters correct patients' individual colorblindness issues, and allow them to pass the Ishihara color blind test guaranteed and walk away feeling confident in their color vision.
For more information on our colorblind treatment for pilots, click here.