Website Helps Pilots Protect Their Vision

EyesThatFly.com provides information on what lenses to buy and where to find an eye doctor who is a pilot.

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The website EyesThatFly.com was created to provide free information about some flying-specific considerations about your eyes.EyesThatFly.com

One of the most important assets you have as a pilot is your vision. Without good eyesight, you simply can't fly. A website was launched recently to provide free information about some flying-specific considerations for your eyes. EyesThatFly.com gives tips on how best to protect your eyes in the cockpit and how to optimize your vision while you fly.

The site includes data on how much UV protection is needed and whether to use polarized or non-polarized lenses. There are also tips on whether to use curved, progressive, bifocal and photochromic lenses, which color to select and whether it’s a good idea to use a lens with gradient tint. Other tips include how to best protect the glasses from getting scratched or otherwise damaged in the cockpit.

In addition to offering an abundance of good information, EyesThatFly.com includes a database of ophthalmologists and optometrists who are also pilots and therefore understand the unique situations that pilots face.

EyesThatFly.com is sponsored by Flying Eyes Optics, makers of Flying Eyes sunglasses, which are designed especially for pilots and other people who need glasses designed to fit under a helmet or headset.