Testing visual capabilities for medical surveillance or to ensure job fitness.


Journal Article

A rationale is presented for designing screening-type eye examinations to document visual capabilities for specific jobs or changes in visual function following exposure to specific ocular hazards. Possible applications to clinical situations are also discussed. A battery of tests that includes contrast (glare) sensitivity, distortions in macular imaging, and color vision is detailed for use with three populations: automobile driver's license applicants, visual display operators, and laser users, including military as well as nonmilitary installers and repairers of optical fibers for communications.

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Cited Authors

  • Wolbarsht, ML; Landers, MB

Published Date

  • December 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 897 - 901

PubMed ID

  • 4087056

Pubmed Central ID

  • 4087056

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0096-1736


  • eng