Health/ Vision questions for ATC


New Member
I just had a few questions about the medical and vision evaluation for an ATC position.

First, can extreme near-sightedness disqualify you? I do see 20/20 with contacts, but I am not sure what they are looking for. What is the vision test like?

Second, if I do get severe headaches would this be an issue?

Also, I had fainted when I was 6 years old, but everything checked out to be okay and I never had aproblem since. Should I report this and is this also something to worry about for disqualification.

Thanks for your help, it is very much appreciated.


Well sized member
How are they on color vision? I can't pass the Ischera plates to save my life, but was able to pass a signal light gun test. I thought they were a bit more restrictive but just curious.


New Member
Thank you for the information, it was helpful.

As far as the headaches, what was on the list that you sent does not apply to me, so should I be able to relax?

Also, if the age 6 incident is a non-issue, should I even mention it?