American Optical History  -

WWII AO Contributions / Support info

AO's Polarized Variable Density Googles used in WWII
Aside from their use below, they were used to view the Atomic Bomb Blasts in Japan

Watch the National Geographic Channel
on August 17 2010 to see these featured on TV!
 


Photo of WWII AO Variable Density Googles used to view the Atomic Bomb blasts in Japan. A dial above the nose
permitted the wearer to adjust the Polarized lenses to vary the density and amount of light to the eye.
Courtesy of Optical Heritage Museum (Dick Whitney Apr 2010 Photo)
The National Geographic Channel will air a program on the Atomic Bomb, and these googles will be shown -
air date : August 17, 2010 at 10PM


AO News - Setp 10, 1943
 

See June 2010 Eyecare Business Magazine feature on the above and the Optical Heritage Museum

The National Geographic Channel will air a program on the Atomic Bomb, and these googles will be shown -
air date : August 17, 2010 at 10PM


 



WWI and AO's support of War effort

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