Accession Number : ADA490638


Title :   Improved Submariner Eyewear for Routine Wear and Emergency Equipment Use Underway


Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept. 2006-2007


Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT


Personal Author(s) : America, Alison ; Horn, Wayne G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a490638.pdf


Report Date : 21 Nov 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : The objective of this study was to investigate prescription eyewear for use with the Emergency Air Breathing (EAB) mask. The eyewear options that are currently available to submariners are unacceptable for many reasons. Primarily, submariner frames leave the wearer with disfiguring facial creases. Frames of choice, when worn by submariners, cause a break in the seal of the EAB mask, putting the submariner at risk for inhaling dangerous gases. Rochester Optical designed wire-framed eyewear that did not break the EAB gas tight seal in the submarine environment. We recommend further testing of this eyewear by submariners who wear prescription eyewear during underway time.


Descriptors :   *BREATHING MASKS , *SUBMARINE PERSONNEL , *EYEGLASSES , *EMERGENCIES , GAS SEALS , AIR BREATHING , SUBMARINES , FRAMES , GASES , TIGHTNESS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Protective Equipment
      Life Support Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE