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CASA and optometry

CASA (the Civil Aviation Safety Authority) and Optometry Australia have entered into a relationship to establish a network of optometrists who have the credentials to conduct eye examinations for pilots and the aviation industry. CASA aims to enhance and promote aviation safety through effective safety regulation and by encouraging industry to deliver high standards of safety. We facilitate the process by which Credentialed Optometrists (COs) can maintain their credentials on an annual basis.

Please contact if you have inquiries regarding aviation eye examinations and optometry.

Credentialed optometrists by state

We, alongside CASA, encourage non-aviation trained optometrists to consult with credentialed optometrists in relation to the care of their patients who are in the aviation industry.


Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Northern Territory
South Australia
Western Australia

New Zealand

Hawkes Bay

United Kingdom


Farnsworth Lantern

Some applicants for medical certification will require specialised colour vision testing called ‘Farnsworth Lantern’. A list of examiners can be found on CASA’s website.

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