FAA Medical Exams

FAA Medical Exams

Airmen Medical Examinations and Certificates

  • FAA Class II and III Medical certification exams
  • Management of difficult FAA certification issues

Before your appointment!

Complete form 8500-8:  Airman, student pilots, and controllers who have scheduled appointments for FAA Medical examinations (class II and III) must complete FAA Medical Form (8500-8) using the FAA MedXpress online tool.

Bifocals or eye surgery:  If you use bifocal contact lenses, have had eye surgery, or have any OCCULAR DISEASE, please complete FAA form 8500-7. Have this completed by the opthalmologist and bring the completed form with you at the time of your FAA examination. Following a multifocal lens implant surgery (such as during cataract surgery) the airman must wait 3 months and submit FAA form 8500-7, after completion by the opthalmologist.

Glaucoma:  If you have or are being treated for Glaucoma, please complete FAA form 8500-14. Have your opthalmologist complete the form and bring it with you at the time of the examination. Your opthalmologist must also submit the result of visual field testing.

What to bring:   To expedite your visit and simplify the process, please bring the following items with you at the time of your examination.

  • Printed copy of the FAA-8 application AND the confirmation number supplied by the FAA upon completion of the form
  • Government-issued photo identification
  • Glasses or contacts for vision testing.  Do not wear your contacts for 2 hours prior to your appointment

Helpful Links

  • FAA MedXPress - Online system to electronically complete FAA form 8500-8
  • FAA form 8060-56 - Request a copy or replacement of your medical certificate
  • FAA form 8500-7 - Complete this form if you require bifocal lenses, have had eye surgery, or any other occular disease
  • FAA form 8500-14 - Complete this form if you have or are being treated for Glaucoma
  • FAR 61.23 - Medical certificates: Requirements and duration