Accession Number : ADA019787

Title :   Bio-Optical Evaluation of Specialized Eyewear: Laser Safety and Dark Adaptation Devices

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Chiou, Wun C ; Glick, David D

PDF Url : ADA019787

Report Date : Nov 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : This report provides quantitative data and color vision evaluations for several types of goggles. The first two types are laser safety devices and the other three are for dark adaptation purposes. It is found that He-Ne laser safety eyewear conforms to the Army Regulation specification. It is recommended that one type of the safety device be used for only one specific purpose. Furthermore, the laser safety device cannot be used when a detection of a red display or a red light source is required. Results from the dark adaptation devices show that the spectral transmission characteristics possess virtually a common distribution.

Descriptors :   *DARK ADAPTATION, *GOGGLES, *LASER SAFETY, COLOR VISION, CONTINUOUS WAVE LASERS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, LASER HAZARDS, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, SAFETY EQUIPMENT, SPECTRA, VISIBLE SPECTRA, VISUAL PERCEPTION

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Radiobiology
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE