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In his preface Dr. Sloane states: "It is not a textbook. Rather, it is a practical, clinically oriented handbook. It is complete, yet simple." In the same manner as characterizes the text, he completely delineates the subject in a minimum of carefully chosen words. To have arrived at such a distillate of the techniques of refraction and served it in such tasteful prose is the result of blending years of teaching experience, tremendous patience, and love of his subject.
In addition to including all of the sections on the various refractive errors, subjective and objective refractive techniques, and special problems in refraction from the first edition, there are three new sections: (1) Streak Retinoscopy, by Jack Copeland; (2) Potential Trends in Refraction and Altering the Refractive State, by Joel Kraut; and (3) a reprint from the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology, "Reading Disability and the Ophthalmologist," by Dr. Sloane.
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