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  • 2020 ‘The Year of Air Force Optometry’

    Air Force optometry came into existence around the same time the Air Force Medical Service stood up on July 1, 1949, and has been caring for the vision of aviators and warfighters ever since. In 2020, ‘The Year of Optometry’, AFMS hopes that you will make your eye health and vision care a priority and ensure that your vision is 20/20 or better.
  • Military to bring eye care to front lines with mobile app

    Eye injuries in a deployed setting can be a significant setback for any Airman, but new telemedicine capabilities are helping to keep them in the fight. With funding from the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, Air Force and Army medical researchers are developing a HIPAA-compliant smart phone application to connect providers downrange with on-call ophthalmologists either in-theater or at a clinic.
  • Routine eye exam, rare diagnosis

    I recently made an appointment with the optometrist on base. It was my first eye exam in more than 10 years, and it couldn’t have been better timing.
  • Groundbreaking eye surgery has Airmen seeing careers saved

    Every year, Air Force Academy Cadets and Airmen are found to have eyesight conditions that can disqualify them from flight status, according to Academy ophthalmologists.
  • Eye Health and Safety

    October is Home Eye Safety Month. You may think your chances of being hurt decrease because you’re at home, but safety should remain a top concern, especially for your eyes. Prevent Blindness America reports that more than half of the 2.5 million eye injuries that occur every year happen in or around the home. According to a report by the American