VISUAL REQUIREMENT FAILURE BY CANDIDATES REPORTING FOR BASIC SUBMARINE TRAINING DURING 1963.
NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL CENTER GROTON CONN MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB
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The reasons for the failure of submarine candidates to pass the visual test upon reporting for basic submarine training were investigated. It was found that approximately two-thirds of the visual failures resulted, apparently, from improper screening at the preliminary examining facility. About one-third of the total failures were waiverable under current waiver policy. It is felt that the present visual standard may be over emphasizing monocular acuity at the expense of binocular acuity. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations