Catalogue Number: 2222
Bifocals without tears
Sub-Category: Published articles
Author: SWIFT L E
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1964
Edition: 2nd revised edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: England
Publisher/Manufacturer: The Dispensing Optician
Description Of Item: Light blue card cover, centre fold stapled, 17 pages, line drawings of of different types of multi-focals. Part 1 describes multi-focal types and Part 2 give 18 examples of clinical presentations to illustrate factors influencing the choice of lens.
Historical Significance: This booklet was originally published in The Dispensing Optician in April/May and August/September 1952 and was revised in 1958 and 1964. It presents multifocal lens types commonly prescribed in the 20th C. It includes reference to cemented bifocals and in this revision makes brief reference to Varilux progressive power lenses.
How Acquired: Donated by Bruce Dudon, Spectacle Maker, Woodend
Date Acquired: Jun 2013
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 6