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June 1976

Look How Many People Wear Glasses; The Magic of Lenses

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(6):1054. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910030542024

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Abstract

This book is aimed at a young audience. However, the information is of interest and benefit for all. There is a brief historical background. In addition, the author describes some aspects of an eye examination and the prescription, selection, and fitting of eyeglasses. A lesson in the anatomy of the eye is also included. The manufacturing of optical quality lenses is described. At the close of the text, the author discusses safety precautions and some basic first aid techniques with respect to the eye.

The text contains certain statements and concepts with which some of us would not agree or that we would like to qualify. The concept of the use of plano bifocal for a child who is myopic and the comment that misalignment of the eye is due to incoordination of the extraocular muscles are two examples. The author speaks of strabismus briefly but might have discussed amblyopia

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