Catalogue Number: 323
Transmission of radiant energy by ophthalmic glasses
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Charles Sheard
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1921
Edition: 1st Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago
Publisher/Manufacturer: Cleveland Press
Description Of Item: TWO COPIES: COPY 1 Original plum cloth, 84 pages, 79 diagrams. COPY 2 As above with signature of Howard S Bell on ffl.and library stamps and stickers.
Historical Significance: Charles Sheard is one of the great figures in optometry. He is known for Sheard's criterion for evaluating accommodative convergence relationships and for establishing the first 4 year optometry course at Ohio State University (OSU). He published 9 books and > 65 papers on optometry clinical subjects. He was a physicist, not an optometrist, having obtained his PhD at Princeton University. He went to OSU as an instructor in 1907 and became Professor of Applied Optics responsible for the 2 year optometry course. He argued successfully for the course to be 4 years in 1915. In 1919 he went to the Americal Optical Company and lster was Director of Biophysics at the Mayo Clinic from 1924 to1949. See J Opt Soc Amer 1958; 48: 205-6 for a biography.
How Acquired: Donated by CWC Optometrists, formerly the practice of Eric Padman, sometime National President OAA
Date Acquired: 1/08/2005
Condition: COPY 1 Very good; COPY 2 Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note