Procedure in ocular examination

Catalogue Number: 880
Procedure in ocular examination
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1928
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago
Publisher/Manufacturer: A J Cox and Co
Description Of Item: Original navy blue cloth covers, 118 pages, 11 plates. Old VCO library stamps.
Historical Significance: Arthur Marten Skeffington (1890 - 1976) was an American optometrist known to some as "the father of behavioral optometry". Skeffington has been credited as co-founding the Optometric Extension Program (OEP) with E.B. Alexander in 1928. In the mid-1950s, Skeffington first diagrammed his "four circles" model of describing visual processing. The OEP is a USA non-profit organization that began by providing elementary continuing education for optometrists in the 1920s when optometry was emerging from opticiancy. Later in the 1940s and 50s it embraced concepts, largely through Arthur M Skeffington, that that continue under the banners of behavioral optometry and vision therapy. The OEP had its origins in a continuing education program developed by the Oklahoma Optometric Association. E.B. Alexander was the secretary of the Oklahoma Extension Program. See http://www.revoptom.com/archive/resource/visionaries.htm#skeffington and 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
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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