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February 1942


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Arch Ophthalmol. 1942;27(2):375-405. doi:10.1001/archopht.1942.00880020161018

PRIME IMPORTANCE OF EYESIGHT IN INDUSTRY  Industrial efficiency depends on good vision. The employer who is concerned with the welfare and health of his employees reaps a tangible reward in work well done. The employee, likewise, gains for himself a knowledge of his capacity and proper care of his disabilities. The correction of defective vision, the maintenance of lighting conditions appropriate to the work performed and the protection of the eyes in hazardous occupations, all these are necessarily of concern to industrial managements.The purpose of this article is to acquaint those persons who are interested with the many phases of vision and the factors concerning the eye of the employee from the standpoint of the eye physician and surgeon, the ophthalmologist. So far as I have been able to discover, no comprehensive and thorough contribution of this nature has ever been written. It is, however, true that a survey

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