Fundamentals of procedures and analysis in optometric examination

Catalogue Number: 1068
Fundamentals of procedures and analysis in optometric examination
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: LESSER S K
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1933
Edition: 2nd Edition revised
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Fort Worth Texas
Publisher/Manufacturer: S K Lesser
Description Of Item: Original wine cloth cover, 110 pages, 13 black and white diagrams, tables. VCO library stamps, pencil underlining and corrections throughout
Historical Significance: This book was first published in 1933 and had 2 subsequent editions, the 2nd in 1933 and the 3rd in 1934. Lesser also authored 'Introduction to near point refraction' (with Arthur Marten Skeffington) 1954, 'Introduction to modern analytical optometry.' 1974 and 'The behavioral optometry approach to lens prescribing' (with Homer Hendrickson) 1980. These books were published by the Optometric Extension Program. SK Lessor was closely involved with the OEP . The Optometric Extension Program (OEP) is a USA non-profit organization that began by providing elementary continuing education for optometrists when optometry was emerging from opticianry. Later in the 1940s and 50s it embraced concepts, largely through Arthur Skeffington (1890-1976), that that continue under the banners of behavioral optometry and vision therapy. The OEP was founded in 1928 as a continuing education program developed by the Oklahoma Optometric Association. E.B. Alexander was cofounder of the OEP and its secretary and a very influential figure in the OEP. See http://www.revoptom.com/archive/resource/visionaries.htm#skeffington and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioral_optometry. See aslo Maples, Willis. C. A.M. Skeffington: the father of behavioral optometry--his contributions Proc. SPIE Vol. 3579, p. 17-24, Ophthalmic Measurements and Optometry, Maksymilian Pluta; Mariusz Szyjer; Eds. 1998. See Goss DA 'Biographical notes on two writers on optometric case analysis: Sol K Lesser and Martin H Birnbaum' in Hindsight 2012; 43: 5-9.(in Kett Museum Cat No 1962) for more information on Lesser and the OEP. A history of OEP can be found in Birnbaum MH. Behavioural optometry: a historical perspective. J Amer Optom Assoc 1994; 65: 255-264
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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