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 Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Kaitlyne LaRocque, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator crew chief, left, and Staff Sgt. Craig Stewart, 432nd AMXS MQ-1 crew chief, prepare a...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Airman uses passion to restore ‘survivor’ car

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Airman 1st Class Thomas Kelly, 99th Comptroller Squadron customer service technician, stands next to his car “Fury” on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27. Kelly grew ...
 
 
RF2

Red Flag 15-3 rolls on to week 3

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Senior Airman Kevin Raver, a fuels apprentice assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Altus Air Force Base, Okla., fills out paperwork after refueling an EA-18G ...
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

‘Thunder’ rolls at Fort Irwin

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airmen assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., look on as an A-10 Thunderbolt II departs from the National Training Center at Fort I...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd

Hill activates their first F-35 fighter squadron

U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd Lt. Col. George R. Watkins addresses the audience and squadron members during the 34th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony July 17 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 34th FS will be the fir...
 
 

Donald Rumsfeld visits Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld interacts with a service member during a book signing and meet-and-greet at the Base Exchange, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 16, 2015. Rumsfeld is the youngest and oldest individual ever to sit in the Defense Secretary position,...
 




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=""> <s> <strike> <strong>