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Hi, I am still 15 years old but still, I want to start thinking about what I want to be. I currently have glasses but its just really small number -0.5 if I get a Lasik will I be able to get my professional commercial pilot license?

Hello Mihir,

Having perfect vision being a pilot requirement is an old myth. Many (if not most) pilots wear glasses. As long as you vision is correctable to 20/20 with glasses or contacts you’re fine. Just FYI, you need to be careful with Lasik as some say it can effect your night vision which is why most pilots don’t get the surgery and stick with the glasses.

Adam