Eyes on the Stars, Part Two of Three—Vision Care and the Mars Mission

A couple of weeks ago, I brought you the first part of my interview with Dr. Bob Gibson, manager of NASA’s Eye Clinic at the Flight Medicine Clinic at Johnson Space Center. That article involved conducting exams on astronauts while they’re aboard the ISS (spoiler, in case you didn’t read that article: it’s tough), and the use of Silhouettes as astronauts’ preferred frame of choice. This time, however, though, we’ll be switching gears a bit, moving away from the more lighthearted topics of frame styling in space and on to a more pressing topic with serious implications for the future of human space exploration: the effects of outer space on vision and eye health.

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