Can I fly with glasses?
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Can I fly with glasses?
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AOPA Staff Answer
FAA does consider pilots who wear glasses, as long as they meet the standards for the class they are applying for.
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Yes, you can. Prescription glasses are perfectly acceptable as long as your vision is corrected to at least the minimum standards required for the grade of medical certificate you are seeking to obtain. For a third class medical, for example, both distant vision and near vision must be 20/40 or better in each eye. Contact lenses are acceptable as well. 

Regarding sunglasses, you can wear those while flying. If they are the prescription type, the same vision standards noted above apply. Some sunglasses are polarized and may cause issues while trying to see radios, especially digital screens like GPS and multi-function displays. Be sure to check out their effect on your in-cockpit viewing while on the ground first.