A History and Rationale of Visual Acuity Standards for Submariners
NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT
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The visual tasks aboard submarines can be analyzed according to the demand for visual acuity placed upon the men performing them. Such assessments have been made on several occasions in the past, in response to increasing shortages of manpower, and have often resulted in relaxation of standards. These studies are summarized, the rationale for current standards stated, and other solutions to the problem of using men with inadequate vision are discussed.
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