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June 1947

Monocular Vision Training.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;37(6):809-810. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00890220833014

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The author has arranged a series of graded daily tasks for amblyopic eyes covering a period of approximately one month. These include such stock devices for improving eye-hand coordination as tracing and dot drawing. The text, printed in boldface ranging from 24 to 10 point, embodies directions for the exercises, original stories and questions, provocative of thought as well as visual discrimination.

A space is provided in which to write the time required to complete each lesson. This is a worth while detail, for speed must combine with accuracy in meeting the visual tasks of daily life. It was found that a boy of 7 years with a visual acuity of 6/20 (20/70) in his amblyopic eye required approximately one-half hour to finish each daily task. Mrs. Evans has evidently apportioned her material well.

The book is obviously limited, however, in the amount of material it offers. Unfortunately, permanent normal

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