The New Zealand Medical Service in the Great War 1914-1918
12. Eye Cases
12. Eye Cases.
These are sent to the Ophthalmic Centre of the Army on special days, by a special Field Ambulance, to which the patient is sent by the R.M.O. The Ambulance and day and time to be sent are notified from time to time in Medical Corps Orders.
Where a man has broken his glasses, and the prescription for the lenses is in his pay-book, it is sufficient to send the prescription and broken glasses to the Ambulance, unless the error of refraction is of such a degree as to disable the man when he is without glasses.
Deliberate and negligent loss and breakage of glasses must be dealt with in the same manner as for dentures.