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February 1990

Practical Aspects of Ophthalmic Optics

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(2):182-183. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070040034020

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The ophthalmic field, as much as any other, has come to expect regular, and occasionally spectacular, research developments. Eager eyes routinely scan the literature for reports of vision restored by a surgical innovation, preserved through medical intervention, or enhanced by a new contact lens or intraocular lens design. Through it all, the venerable spectacle lens quietly remains the mainstay of visual correction for most of the population. This book represents the author's latest summary of those improvements made to the more mundane but enduring conventional ophthalmic lens, while it continues in its previous role as an introduction to ophthalmic optics.

As in the two earlier editions, the author has compiled an admirable list of currently available lenses. Maintaining the same format as before, this third printing is organized into 15 short, readable chapters. The majority of these are devoted to discussion of specific lens materials and design, such as "Plastic

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