by Benjamin Milder, MD; Melvin L. Rubin, MD, MS; 494 pp, with illus, $88, ISBN 0-937404-66-7, Gainesville, Fla, Triad Publishing Company, 2004.
Once again, Drs Milder and Rubin have provided an invaluable text for all who deal with refractive correction of the eye. The Fine Art of Prescribing Glasses: Without Making a Spectacle of Yourself, Third Edition, has been thoughtfully updated and revised by the authors.
The text’s 22 chapters thoroughly cover the necessary subjects that allow ophthalmologists and optometrists to excel in refractions and in prescribing lenses. Throughout this book, case examples and discussions illustrate and emphasize important points. As in previous editions, the style of writing makes concepts easy to understand. The chapter lengths allow for a comfortable review of specific topics, without the necessity of reading earlier chapters to understand any one section. The result is a book of great value for the office or clinic. Everyone who prescribes glasses or contacts or performs refractive surgery should read this text.
The Fine Art of Prescribing Glasses: Without Making a Spectacle of Yourself, Third Edition. Arch Ophthalmol. 2005;123(5):712. doi:10.1001/archopht.123.5.712-a