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January 1962

Vision of the Aging Patient.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;67(1):113. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020115019

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Fifteen authors combine to make this book on an important subject a worthwhile addition to every opththalmological library. These contributors include Ph.D's and optometrists. All have in common a background of extensive teaching and academic interest. This book being optometrically slanted, there will be those who will disagree with many points, but there is enough of indisputable worth to more than balance. The section on pathology of the eye is sparse as to be expected when one tries to condense this subject into two chapters totaling twenty-eight pages. An excellent general introduction including social implications paves the way for interesting chapters on physiology, visual acuity, refraction and accommodation aspects of the aging. There is a worthwhile section on partial vision and optical aids. The special.problem of adjusting spectacles is considered. Contact lenses are discussed as well as the problems and opportunities for rehabilitation. In all there are seventeen chapters and

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