Precedence of vision requirements?


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My vision is 20/30 in one eye uncorrected, and I can pass the third class medical vision test without glasses, and thus no restriction on my medical. As a requirement for my flight schoo, I now have a first class medical but did need glasses to pass the vision test and have the corrective lenses restriction on my medical. Does the corrective lenses restriction now apply for all flying, or just the flying requiring a first-class medical? When I am just exercising the priveleges of my PPL, do I legally have to wear glasses?
Just exercising the priviledges of your first class medical certificate as far as I know.

But, to be safe, keep a set of glasses in your flight kit in case some fed wants to play 'bad guy' that afternoon.