Catalogue Number: 622
Accommodation convergence and fusion convergence
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1928
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Southbridge, Mass
Publisher/Manufacturer: American Optical Company
Description Of Item: Original grey printed wrappers, 34 pages.
Historical Significance: The American Optical Company was a major optical supplier making lenses and ophthalmic equipment. This booklet is published by the The Division of Ocular and Professional Interests of the company. It is designed to inform optometrists about binocular vision and to promote the image of the company. The booklet is also of interest in that it shows that the concepts of the accommodative convergence relationship were known in 1928 and being discussed among optometrists. The American Optical Company was organized and incorporated under the name of American Optical Company on Feb 26, 1869. The company's defined object was 'to manufacture and sell spectacles and eyeglasses of gold, silver, steel and plated metals, also rings and thimbles, and such other like articles as said company may from time to time desire to make.' It was located in Southbridge Mass USA. See http://www.massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=178 for history. At one time it was the world's largest manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses.
Condition: Good. Some pages torn from staples. Rust marks from staples
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 1