Soldiers Running High Risk Of Losing Eyesight
Author: Orpah Deborah
It's an observable fact that the sunglasses have become a necessity. Generally people us it to protect there eyes from the harmful UV rays, but now the uses has been increased as it is also been used for hiding ones identity, generally done by the celebrities. It is also been used by the motorcyclist to protect these eyes from the heavy wind, dust and flying insects while riding motorcycle. Fisher men use sunglasses to reduce the glare of the sun, and to see the fishes clearly within the water. Above all these user and uses there is one more segment of user and uses, and that is the Military, Law Enforcement Agent and Army Air Corps, for who eye protection is must. As they face such situation where there is so much of dust, ballistic material, etc. which may cause hindrance in there operation.
Here we will be talking about the eye protection of the US Military, Law Enforcement Agent and Army Air Corps. Do you know that the soldiers have the high number of risk of damaging their eyesight during the combat operations and training exercises. The studies done on the wounds in Iraq, which pointed out that the sixteen percent of casualties among soldiers, involve eye injuries. The most dangerous hazard to the eyes of the US Military & Law Enforcement Agent is the flying shrapnel from enemy weapon blasts, and other dangers to the eyes are sand, dust, debris (from helicopters, high winds, or explosive overpressure), flash fires, and lasers.
Coming to the Army Air Corps, they need protection from the dangers of high-altitude glare and this was solved by the company named Ray-Ban, who produced sunglasses especially for the Army and Navy. These Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses covered the eye socket, and had the dark lenses which were often reflective.
During the recent war with Iraq it was found through the media coverage that the US troops in the field, both marine and army use of Oakley sunglasses, goggles and boots.
Now there are more protective lenses in compare to the previous days. Troops will have interchangeable lenses for both goggles and spectacles. The new sunglasses are lightweight but made up of tough polycarbonate lenses. These eye wear meet the American National Standards Institute requirements for occupational eye and face protection. Now the eyes of our US Military, Law Enforcement Agent and Army Air Corps are more protected from the entire dangerous hazard.