Accession Number:

ADA214830

Title:

Prescribing Spectacles for Aviators

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1988-Sep 1989

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1989-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

This special report was written as a review and reference for USAF vision specialists in prescribing spectacles for aviators. Vision correction in flyers presents unique problems especially for the presbyopes. The demands of each individual aircraft environment need to be well understood. USAF ophthalmologists and optometrists must consider the pertinent aeromedical factors before prescribing spectacles for ametropic aircrew members. This report includes a comprehensive guide to cockpit instrument panel distances and print sizes for most USAF aircraft. Keywords Human factors engineering Eyeglasses Cockpits Spectacles Presbyopia Bifocals Trifocals Multifocals Vision Aviators Flyers Aircrew members Prescribing eyeglasses.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE