I am looking to switch careers and become a pilot. I have done a lot of research and have decided to go with ATP but the first major hurdle seems to be passing the first class medical certificate. I have mild color blindness but have read that one shouldn’t let that stop them from being a pilot anymore. Further, I’ve been told to look at the different color blind tests that the FAA allows and find the one I can pass. Question I have though is it best to go to my regular optometrist and have them administer the test first and if I pass have them write a letter on their letterhead stating what test I took and what I scored? I was told if I did this I could take that to the AME and that it could be used to supersede any tests I take with them that I might fail (mainly the ishihara). Does anyone know if that is the best route?
If this is possible it seems to be the best way to avoid any delays but if anyone has any knowledge of others that have been able to get certified in a similar situation I would really appreciate any guidance. Thank you!