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June 1993

The Fine Art of Prescribing Glasses Without Making a Spectacle of Yourself

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1993;111(6):742. doi:10.1001/archopht.1993.01090060028016

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The first edition of this book is well known and received wide acclaim, including an "Ammy" award as the best medical book of the year in 1979 by the American Medical Writer's Association.

The second edition is even better! A new chapter, "Spectacles: Past, Present, and Future," opens this edition and gives a useful and interesting overview of the materials used to correct vision and their unique characteristics, in addition to some historical perspectives. Chapter 7, "Presbyopia," and chapter 8, "Progressive Power Lenses," greatly expands on the first edition's chapter on multifocal lenses and gives significantly new and updated information in this area. Chapter 13, "Pseudophakia," is another new chapter that should be very useful to the experienced cataract surgeon as well as the neophyte. The last addition is chapter 14, "The Refractive Surgery Patient," which discusses the problems associated with radial keratotomy, epikeratophakia, and corneal relaxing incisions. Unfortunately, the

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