Eyes are one of the important organ in our body. Eyes are almost the most important part of our life; even you are able to read this page because of your eyes. So proper vision standard is the utmost requirement of India Defence forces. Maximum permissible vision defects differ from force to force like for a fighter pilot there would be no compromise in case of eye defects.
For a candidate to be declared fit he/she must posses eyesight within permissible limit and also there should be no Night Blindness, Squint or Colour blindness.
Visual Standards for IAF
Friends first of all we would like to tell you that there are two type of Rejection by medical boards one is TR (Temporary Rejection) and another is PR (Permanent Rejection). For example if you are overweight then you will be Temporary Rejected and if you reduced your weight in the given time then you will be considered fit and let's say if you have Color Blindness then you will be Permanently Rejected as it is not curable. If you are medically unfit then you will be given time of about 42 days to prove your medical fitness, for that you have to appeal to the Board. President of the board (Medical) will help you in Appealing for a Review Medical Exam. A Fee of Rs40. will be charged for filling appeal, Thereafter you have to report to Medical Board within the stipulated period i.e., 42 days.
If there is a strong family history of Myopia, particularly if it is established that the visual Defect is recent, if physical growth is still expected, or if the fundus appearance is suggestive of progressive Myopia, even if the visual acuity is within the limit prescribed, the candidate should be declared unfit.
Radial Keratotomy, Photo Refractive Keratotomy / Laser in Situ Keratomileusis (PRK/LASIK) surgeries for correction of refractive errors are not permitted for any air force Duties. Corneal Topography may be done in suspected cases. Candidates having undergone cataract surgery With or without IOL implants will also be declared unfit.
IAF has different visual standards for different branches. Check below the eyesight limits for different branches of IAF.