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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


Specialised Colour Vision Test

Some applicants will require specialised colour vision testing(e.g. Farnsworth Lantern, CAD, Optec900).  A list of examiners can be found on CASA’s search function.

Feedback & Complaints

If you have feedback or concern about an optometrist, or, have a concern related to your medical application, please contact CASA.

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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.