Corrective lens use and refractive error among United States Air Force aircrew.

  title={Corrective lens use and refractive error among United States Air Force aircrew.},
  author={Steve E. Wright and Douglas J. Ivan and Patrick J Clark and John M. Gooch and W. Travis Thompson},
  journal={Military medicine},
  volume={175 3},
Corrective lens use by military aviators is an important consideration in the design of head-mounted equipment. The United States Air Force (USAF) has periodically monitored lens use by aviators; however, it has been over a decade since the last study. We provide an update on the prevalence of corrective lenses and refractive error among USAF aircrew based on eyeglass orders processed through the Spectacle Request Transmission System (SRTS). Currently, 41% of active duty USAF pilots and 54% of… CONTINUE READING


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