Phernell C. Walker, II ABOM, author, writes:
“Ophthalmic optics is both a science and an art. The science involves the understanding and methodology of harnessing and manipulating light and its images using ophthalmic lenses and mirrors. The art involves designing the best lens, selecting the most appropriate frame and blending the cosmesis of both.
After training opticians over the years, it became apparent to me that an ophthalmic manuscript that takes a modular, comprehensive, step by step, forward approach was needed. Pure Optics was created for this very reason. My goal was to provide a tool to unlock the door, giving a further understanding to the complex, yet intriguing world of ophthalmic optics. Pure Optics is an excellent resource for individuals studying for the American Board of Opticianry Certification (ABOC) and other state boards or anyone that dispenses lenses.”
Each chapter concludes with a summary quiz with answers.
- Introduction to Ophthalmic Optics
- Physical Optics
- Ocular Anatomy & Physiology
- Refractive Errors
- Geometric Optics
- Prescription Analysis
- Lens Options and Materials
- Lens Aberrations
- Frame/Lens Cosmesis
- Prism Applications
- Ophthalmic Standard