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Article
May 1950

Spectacle Fitting and Optical Dispensing.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1950;43(5):965-966. doi:10.1001/archopht.1950.00910010980025

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Abstract

This book deals with methods of handling the essential problems of the dispensing of spectacles and of frame fitting. The first chapters describe the materials and types of frames available and the methods for their measurement. Considerable space is devoted to various rules and their use in obtaining facial measurements and to the selection of suitable styles and lens-eye shapes according to the facial characteristics, with a chapter on special purpose frames. Next are discussed the verification and the actual recommended methods of finally adjusting both metal and plastic frames to the facial measurements. A chapter is given to the problems of locating the position of the optical centers of lenses, with special reference to bifocal lenses and to special types of lenses for correcting high hypermetropia and myopia. Finally, general precautions to be taken in avoiding errors in writing prescriptions and ordering the spectacles are noted.

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