Catalogue Number: 1372
A chairside reference on low vision
Sub-Category: Guidelines, clinical, public health
Author: BAILEY Ian L
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1975
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: National Vision Research Institute of Australia
Description Of Item: Black plastic coil binder, green card covers, A4 size, 44 pages of double sided typescript unpaginated. It has 6 sections: 1. Prescribing magnification systems to aid low vision. 2. Catalogues of low vision aids. 3. Agencies and services for the blind. 4 Reprint of a paper by Bailey The Aged Blind Aust J Optom 1975. 5 Low vision interview record card. 6 References. ALSO included with this reference booklet is a separate newletter of the National Vision Research Institute on the Bailey Lovie LogMAR charts for the measurement of visual acuity, 8 A4 size pages of duplicated typescript including 4 Tables and 6 references, dated 1975.
Historical Significance: Ian Bailey graduated as an optometrist in 1961 from the Victorian College of Optometry. He travelled overseas studying in London and at Indiana University where he obtained a master's degree. He returned to Melbourne as lecturer and clinic administrator in the Victorian College of Optometry in 1971. He took the lead in establishing the low vision clinic at Kooyong in 1972 and subsequently established himself as a world leader in the field of low vision. In 1974 he resigned his lecturership in the VCO to become the first research fellow in the then newly established National Vision Research Institute, where he researched the management of low vision, in the course of which he devised the LogMAR system for visual acuity. He subsequently took a position in the School of Optometry at the University of California Berkeley. His biography is published in Clin Exp Optom 2004; 87: 37-41, which is also on this web ste under the tab 'People who made history'. This Guideline was written by Ian Bailey when he was the NVRI research fellow to distil the fundamentals of low vision care that he had learned from his work in the Kooyong low vision clinic and his research. It was circulated to NVRI members to promote the NVRI.
How Acquired: Donated by Barry L Cole
Date Acquired: Dec 2009
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 3