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DedicationFigure ListTable ListAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsIntroduction to the First EditionIntroduction to the Second Edition Section 1. Basic PrinciplesSection 2. Vergence, Lenses, Objects, and ImagesSection 3. The Model EyeSection 4. Visual Acuity TestingSection 5. Refraction and Optical DispensingSection 6. Lens Effectivity and Vertex DistanceSection 7. Accommodation, Presbyopia, and BifocalsSection 8. AstigmatismSection 9. Aberrations, Distortions, and IrregularitiesSection 10. Contact LensesSection 11. Intraocular LensesSection 12. Refractive SurgerySection 13. Magnification and TelescopesSection 14. Low VisionSection 15. MirrorsSection 16. Prisms and DiplopiaSection 17. InstrumentsSection 18. Good People, Bad Optics: The Dissatisfied PatientSection 19. Important Formulas Index

About the Author

David G. Hunter, MD, PhD is Ophthalmologist-in-Chief and the Richard M. Robb Chair of Ophthalmology at Children's Hospital Boston. He is also the Vice Chair and Associate Professor of the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Hunter obtained a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Rice University and a PhD (in Cell Biology) and MD from Baylor College of Medicine. After he completed an ophthalmology residency at Harvard's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, he received fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology with Drs. David Guyton and Michael Repka at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hunter lectures on optics and refraction for ophthalmologists-in-training around the world. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (2006-2012) and Vice President of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (2010). His clinical and research interests focus on strabismus and amblyopia.

Constance E. West, MD
graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in chemical engineering. Dr. West then received her MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at Washington University and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute. She is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati and Director of the Division of Ophthalmology and the Abrahamson Pediatric Eye Institute at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her clinical practice is devoted to pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus.

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