Local

June 14, 2013

99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron keeps eyes on mission

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Staff Sgt. Christopher Hutchinson, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry flight chief, cleans the dust off lenses June 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The lenses help the eye care professional select the correct prescription for patients’ eyes.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Master Sgt. David Sims, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, waits for Capt. (Dr.) William Catt, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron chief of aerospace optometry, to complete his examination during an annual eye exam June 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. If the eye exam determines that the patient’s eyesight has changed, the optometrist will prescribe new glasses.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Master Sgt. David Sims, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, has his eyes evaluated by a wavefront aberrometer during a routine eye exam June 7, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The wavefront aberrometer measures the way a wavefront of light passes through the cornea and the crystalline lens, which are the light-focusing components of the eye.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Capt. (Dr.) William Catt, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron chief of aerospace optometry, dials in a phoroptor at the Optometry Clinic in the Michael O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center June 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The phoroptor is commonly used by eye care professionals during eye examinations to determine their eyeglass prescription.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Capt. (Dr.) William Catt, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron chief of aerospace optometry, checks the vision of Master Sgt. David Sims, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, during a routine eye exam June 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Catt is watching Sims’ eye as he tracks the stick to see how well the eyes work together.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes.

Master Sgt. David Sims, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, has his eyes checked by Capt. (Dr.) William Catt, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron chief of aerospace optometry, June 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Catt uses a magnifier, which intensifies the light into the eye and aids the doctor as he looks for diseases in the eye.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

The lenses that help determine new prescriptions for patients are cleaned thoroughly before use June 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The optometrist will select lenses from the case, which will help in the selection of new lenses for the patient.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey

Continued education inspires new Creech tradition

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey Master Sergeant Bryan Teeples, 15th Reconnaissance Squadron first sergeant, takes a selfie with Col. James Cluff, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, and Chief Mast...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo

F-35 and F-22 combine capabilities in operational integration training mission

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and F-35A Lightning IIs from the 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fl., fly in formation...
 
 

Our quest for zero

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Day in, and day out, we try to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the Nellis AFB mission; from the airmen basic replacing a sink facet to a colonel flying a training sortie, we all have some part in fulfilling this mission. The question is, how safe...
 

 

Airmen Powered by Innovation program launches new site

WASHINGTON — Fellow Airmen, Your enthusiasm and ingenuity continues to be our Air Force’s number one weapon system! In April we launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation program aimed at turning your ideas into real cost savings for our Air Force. Since coming online API has received and reviewed more than 2,400 ideas and that...
 
 
DoD
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Raptor demo team soars into sky

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE Nev. — Just as they do at many airshows across the nation, the F-22 Raptor Demonstration and Heritage Team from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, showcased the capabilities of the F-22 in the skies ...
 
 

Social well-being vital to Airman wellness

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In order to accomplish the Air Force mission, and remain resilient to adversity, Airmen must maintain high levels of physical, mental, spiritual and social fitness. This quarter, the 99th Air Base Wing will focus on social fitness, by participating in events that focus on this Comprehensive Airmen Fitness pillar...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin