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6.4 Assessment by Designated Aviation Ophthalmologists or Designated Aviation Eye Examiners


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An applicant for original Class 1 or Class 3 medical certification requires routine assessment and reporting by a DAO or CO.

A Class 1 applicant who has attained the age of 60 years requires further routine assessment and reporting by a DAO or CO. Further assessments are required at intervals of every two years thereafter (refer 6.7 Special Periodic Examinations Required).

Any applicant for initial medical certification who fails to meet the required visual standard also requires assessment and reporting by an ophthalmologist or optometrist, usually a DAO or CO. CASA will determine subsequent requirements on a case-by-case basis.

Where a DAME detects or suspects ophthalmic pathology in any applicant for medical certification, referral to a DAO for further assessment is required.