Accession Number : ADP006948

Title :   Improving Visual Acuity Performance,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Personal Author(s) : Hughes, Jennifer L. ; Leber, Leray L. ; Walker, Amy L.

Report Date : 17 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : There is much evidence to suggest that unaided visual acuity is not an unalterable physiological process. Psychological processes allow some degree of pupil control, blur interpretation, accommodative flexibility, and other cognitive mediation of acuity. This research was designed to quantify visual acuity enhancement through a pretest/post-test format. Seven Air Force Academy cadets were trained using the Acuity Performance Training software. All seven subjects manifested improvement in their vision, six in both unaided acuity and augmented recognition with less refractive correction. Training with this software might be used by any cadet to improve visual acuity performance prior to commissioning physical examinations.

Descriptors :   *VISUAL ACUITY, *PSYCHOLOGY, ACUITY, AIR FORCE, AUGMENTATION, CADETS, CONTROL, FORMATS, TEST AND EVALUATION, TRAINING, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN).

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE