Refraction, optics and ophthalmology are intrinsic to one another. Sometimes the concepts are easy and sometimes not. I have run across a lot of medical students and residents who really love questions and answers as a teaching method. Well this book, Refraction: A programmed text, is one that I found in my department library as a resident. It taught concepts, important ones, quickly. It reinforced them. The style of learning that this text provides is superb and so I have put it here should you want to run through it.
- Part 1: Neutralization of lenses and the measurement of visual acuity
- Part 2: Accommodation
- Part 3: Cycloplegics
- Part 4: Myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism
- Part 5: Interpupillary distance and trial frame
- Part 6: Retinoscopy
- Part 7: Subjective methods of verifying retinoscopy
- Part 8: Part Heterophorias
- Part 9: Prescription of glasses
- Part 10: Bifocals
- Part 11: Spectacle aberrations
- Part 12: Contact lenses
Disclaimer: I originally posted this in a private section of my university’s website. I generally am sensitive to copyright and submitted a permission request to Prentice-Hall in August of 2010. I received a notice back from them on September 14, 2010 stating that they were unable to ascertain who controlled the rights to this text. They neither granted nor denied use. I am willing to remove this text should that become the proper response. It is not easily available to purchase though a few copies will come up on amazon periodically. I have found it posted online in quick google searches.