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Old 07 February 2007, 05:21   #11
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sorry, hope i have not put you off.

I thought you might have gone through it all by now given the original post was in 2004.

Good luck with the lantern test, if you're OK in open water, you might well be OK with the test.

Anyway, it might be that in the last 10 years, they have changed the rules with the Chromagen lenses. you are right, it should be a similar logic to driving a car with glasses.

I gave up in the end. I had a daylight hours license, after being told I would not get a license at all. And it did not affect my job at all, I still skippered at night, but had to have another qual'd skipper on board as well.

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Old 07 February 2007, 07:18   #12
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Hi Neil

I am just going through the medical process now, doing the same Lantern Test next Thursday in Southampton so will know then one way or the other.

The contact lenses are made my ChromaGen and I am also going to try out that route, personally I think if they work and solves the issue then it is not really fair saying you cannot use them as they can't guarantee you will wear them. Well surely that is the same as passing someone who needs to wear glasses to see, no guarantee they will wear them either.

Frustrating as I know I don't have an issue at night with the lights as been out plenty enough times in the dark and been fine.

See what occurs.

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Not wanting to chuck a spanner in the works but I think the lantern test can be quite stringent. I have a friend who had to take a lantern test when he was offered a job in the local VTS control room. The test showed up that he had trouble distinguishing between green and white at very long distance and failed the test. He hadn't been aware of this in day to day life at all and yet it was still enough that he couldn't take the job!

I don't know if the tests he took would be the same as you though, I guess VTS controllers have to have pretty much perfect eyesight as they have the potential to cause larger disasters!

Good luck with it though!
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will being Colour Blind will affect me gaining a Commercial License
itt wudunt bovver mee ifn a comershul skiper woz culor blynd

itt wud wurry mee iz ifn de nobbur wots printin mi cawperate addvirtizin browshers woz.

noww remynd uz wot yew doo forr a livvin

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itt wudunt bovver mee ifn a comershul skiper woz culor blynd

itt wud wurry mee iz ifn de nobbur wots printin mi cawperate addvirtizin browshers woz.

noww remynd uz wot yew doo forr a livvin

gaRf


I wondered when you'd make an appearance we are looking for some to do our spell checking, fancy a job, cos with my good colour vision and your spelling we'd make a good team.
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