Eye Requirements to Become a Commercial Pilot?

Hello,

I want to become a pilot and have learned that my eyes disqualify me from joining the USAF as a pilot. I have -2.00 in my left eye and -2.50 in my other eye.
1. Is it true that I can't become a pilot in the Air Force even though I don't mind flying cargo planes in the AF (I just want to fly

Hello,

I want to become a pilot and have learned that my eyes disqualify me from joining the USAF as a pilot. I have -2.00 in my left eye and -2.50 in my other eye.
1. Is it true that I can't become a pilot in the Air Force even though I don't mind flying cargo planes in the AF (I just want to fly planes)?
2. Am I able to pass the medical exam in the civilian route to becoming a commercial pilot?

Thank You

Other answer:

Adam:
Yes, it's true, you cannot qualify as a military aviator. Yes, if your vision is correctable with lenses then you can pass the civilian medical exam. However, many airlines have much stricter hiring standards than Class I medical standards. Some airlines require 20/80 or 20/100 uncorrected vision or better. Most require 20/200 or better. A very few allow up to 20/400. -2.5 diopters is approximate 20/250 and -2.0 is about 20/200.

Unless you can get your vision corrected by refractive surgery to -2.0 diopters or less in both eyes, most major airlines would never consider you even though you might hold a class I medical certificate. This doesn't mean that you cannot have a good career in aviation, only that your options may be somewhat limited. The regional airlines are not as strict as the majors, for example.

Snezzy:
A buddy in school had this difficulty. His correction was about -5.50, so instead of becoming a Naval Aviator as he wanted he became a famous surgeon instead. Move your goalposts, or perhaps turn the football field 90 degrees underneath them.
Pilsner Man:
USAF aircraft drivers can wear glasses. I have no idea what -2.0 or -2.5 is, but this is the basic story…
http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/genjoin/a…
Robert S:
Yes,you need to have some.