Color Vision Test - Falant or Optec-900 near Chicago?

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  1. CLPSO-34

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    Hi,
    Does anybody know of an AME or Optometrist that has a falant lantern or Optec-900 near Chicago or in the Midwest? I need to take an alternate color vision test to get a restriction lifted of my medical. If you have any suggestions, please reply to this thread.

    Thanks,
    Paul
     
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    Can you see the light guns at the airport? If so you can go that route. that is how I plan to take care of mine. AOPA had something on their website about how to go about this.
     
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    There may be one in Peoria.
     
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    Peoria is in the Midwest AND near Chicago.

    Dr. Bruce Chien (www.aeromedicaldoc.com) not only knows the ins and outs of a request like this, but I think he has just about every color vision testing equipment made in the modern and not so modern eras.
     
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    Thanks Mike - I will reach out to him tomorrow. That is very close!
     
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    hi Paul,
    I am an ophthalmologist/retina specialist in San Jose, California but I have lots of eyeMD friends in Chicago who can help you: Alice Lyons, MD at Northwestern U Med Center or Dr Jenny Lim,University of Illinois, Chair of Dept of Ophthalmology. This is my first post and I have had some pilot patients who all had questions about eye issues while flying. So I thought I would join this forum. Thanks Gloria
     
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    Gloria do you know anyone in the Los Angeles area that does the OPTEC-900 FALANT test?
     
  10. Anthony96

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    Hi everyone! Hopefully I can pick up on this thread. Do you know of any eye doctors in the Philadelphia area who do the Falant/optec 900 test?
     
  11. How about in the Northwest Florida or Alabama?
     
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    I hear they are nice places to visit.

    But if your question s where can you go to have your color vision checked, just about any ophthalmologist worth his shingle should have the equipment and know how to give you a proper exam.
     
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    I'm in Bolingbrook now, and yes I have one :)
     
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    We are in a bad situation. Do you know of any doctors in the Indiana/Kentucky area that can distribute the different eye tests? Have you ever heard of anyone successfully lifting the OCVT restriction once you failed it once during the day? Family friend, 18 years old, horrible AME told him don't worry about it to work on hours. Flight instructor great but NOT KNOWLEDGABLE and told him to fill out an application for the CAMI so he could get it lifted by taking the OCVT. Was never told by anyone there were alternate tests. This was the final test, and he could have taken several others. Flight instructor sent CAMI note stating he set it all up and had no idea about alternative tests. Wondering if getting a lawyer would help?
     
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    This sort of complex issue is where Dr. Bruce Chien shines. If there is a way he will walk you through it. Seriously!

    www.aeromedicaldoc.com.
     
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    Expanding the topic slightly...For anyone with FAA medical issues in the Ohio area, I highly recommend this gentleman... http://www.ohioame.com/ He helped my wife with some affib issues on her 1st class and got them resolved in record time. He is dedicated to his pilots. In example...he has searched out and has in-hand some color-blindness tests from the 50's (still approved but easier to pass than the new ones) that have been used by folks from as far away as Texas for their vision exam. Good guy!

    Jim