ASSESSING THE POTENTIAL USE OF EXTENDED-WEAR CONTACT LENSES IN A COMBAT AVIATION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 806
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Dr. Herbert E. Halliday/cc&cs
301 South Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA, 17013
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR. HERBERT E. HALLIDAY
 (717) 249-4948
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Abstract
THIS PHASE I STUDY WILL DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE PROPOSED METHODOLOGY IN ASSESSING THE POTENTIAL USE OF EW CONTACT LENSES IN AN ARMY AVIATION COMBAT ENVIRONMENT. IT WILL ACCOMPLISH THIS BY: (A) EVALUATING FDA MANUFACTURERS' DATA ON CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF APPROVED EW CONTACT LENSES; (B) PRETESTING, SELECTING, AND FITTING EW CONTACT LENSES TO TEST SUBJECTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN OPERATIONAL FLYING ON A FULL TIME BASIS; (C) MONITORING AND RECORDING THE PROGRESS OF THE TEST SUBJECTS ON A PERIODIC BASIS UTILIZING BOTH OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE MEASUREMENTS; (D) CORRELATING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING ALL STUDY DATA; (E) DEVELOPING PARAMETERS FOR COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS OF EW LENSES BASED UPON TEST STUDY; AND (F) SUBMITTING FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO APPROPRIATE DOD COMPONENTS.

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