Accession Number : ADA258675


Title :   Operational Use Of Contact Lenses By Military Aircrew (L'Utilisation Operationnelle des Lentilles de Contact)


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Personal Author(s) : Alnaes, E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258675.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : This AGARDograph summarizes current scientific, clinical and technological issues in the use and manufacture of contact lenses, and provides a 50 years' synopsis of the scientific experiments on CLs in the various military flight environments. Rigid Gas Permeable CLs, and soft CLs are discussed separately, and their respective merits and disadvantages summarized. The text discusses the operational requirements of military personnel relative to the use of contact lenses, and particular emphasis is given to the experience of those NATO air forces that currently have aircrew flying with contact lenses. Topics such as lens optical performance, user compliance, and a definition of adequate eye-care supervision, are highlighted. The text seeks to identify the critical factors to be taken into account when the decision is made to permit the use of contact lenses by military aircrew, and weighs medical considerations and military field conditions, in this regard. Finally, specific military aeromedical conditions in modem aircraft are discussed, with emphasis on the advantages and disadvantages of CL visual correction. Based on extensive deliberations in the group, WG 16 offers a detailed list of recommendations for the use of contact lenses by military aircrew. These recommendations will also be useful for military medical authorities supervising visual correction guidelines for non-flying personnel. This AGARDograph has been sponsored by the AGARD Aerospace Medical Panel.


Descriptors :   *OPHTHALMOLOGY , *AVIATION MEDICINE , *CONTACT LENSES , MILITARY OPERATIONS , NATO , REQUIREMENTS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , ENVIRONMENTS , AIRCRAFT , MILITARY AIRCRAFT , FLIGHT CREWS , PILOTS , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , MEDICINE , FLIGHT , MILITARY MEDICINE , VISUAL PERCEPTION , EYE , NORWAY , MODEMS , FIELD CONDITIONS , PROTECTIVE MASKS , CORRECTIONS , SUPERVISION


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE