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This is the fourth edition of a wellknown manual on refraction whose popularity is reflected by a printed life now extending over 30 years. The latest version was edited by George E. Garcia in collaboration with Albert E. Sloane and five other experts in the field. Following the current trend toward compactness, the new edition is shorter and smaller and designed to fit in the pocket. The authors have managed to write not only accurately, but clearly and to the point, suggesting that the book be taken out of the pocket and consulted frequently. About half of the 27 chapters are devoted to technique and the other half are devoted to management. Optics is kept to a concise 10 pages, no mean feat in itself.
"... a valuable introduction to refraction... "
There are new chapters on refraction following cataract surgery, multifocal lenses, automated refraction, and spectacle lenses. The chapter on automated
Michaels DD. Handbook of Refraction. Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(7):929. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080070041024