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November 1987

Sports Ophthalmology

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Lexington, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(11):1494. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060110040025

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Sports Ophthalmology is designed to be a reference on eye care for physicians treating athletes of all types. Of its 13 chapters, nine deal with particular sports or groups of sports—football, pugilism, aquatic sports, tennis, aviation, baseball, golf, shooting, and winter sports—while the remaining four discuss, respectively, visual physiology, lenses for sports vision, color vision, and eye injury first aid and prevention. According to the preface, the discussion of each sport is intended to cover measures for both vision maximization and eye protection; however, not all of the chapters consistently follow this pattern.

The chapter that stands out in this work is by John K. Davis and describes the rationale for prescribing lenses for sports vision. The discussion is clear, the tables fully list applicable eye and face protector standards, and the conclusions are forcefully stated. This section should be required reading for all ophthalmology residents and is highly recommended

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