Catalogue Number: 3178
Low vision. Principles and practice. Selected readings in low vision
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Editor: BAILEY, Ian Laurence
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1990
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Berkeley, Calif, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: University of California, Berkeley
Description Of Item: Paperback, 214 x 280 mm, 429 pages, student handout for the subject 'Low Vision Principles and Practice Optometry 158A' at the University of California, Berkeley assembled by Ian L Bailey, comprising photocopies of typewritten pages and published papers by multiple authors, including Ian Bailey.
Historical Significance: Ian Bailey is an Australian optometrist who qualified in optometry at the Australian College of Optometry and the University of Melbourne in 1962. He pursued a teaching and research career at the Australian College of Optometry, the National Vision Research Institute of Australia and the University of California, Berkeley. He was the founding consultant optometrist at the low vision clinic at Kooyong (Association for the Blind) where he was introduced to and learned about low vision the hard way, on the job without mentors. He subsequently gained an outstanding international reputation as a clinician and researcher in low vision. With Jan Lovie he developed the LogMAR system of measuring visual acuity and using the LogMAR system to predict patients optical needs. This assembly of notes reflects his thinking and approach to low vision rehabilitation in 1990 after 25 years of experience.
How Acquired: Donated by Ian L Bailey, honorary life member of the College
Date Acquired: Oct 2016
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books by Australian authors