Eyes right. A Student's handbook on eyes, vision and their care

Catalogue Number: 3582
Eyes right. A Student's handbook on eyes, vision and their care
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Booklet
Author: BAILEY, Ian L
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1972
Edition: 1st edition, Printers Proof
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: Australian Optometrical Association
Description Of Item: Booklet, 145 x 210 mm, stiff card printed blue background with graphics and title, 44 pages, illustrated with black and white diagrams and photographs. Undated but known to be 1972. The author is not identified in the booklet. Stamped on front cover 'FIRST DRAFT PRINTERS PROOF ONLY'. Filed with Cat No 2634, Drawer 6, Pamphlet & ephemera file.
Historical Significance: This is a public relations and student recruitment brochure produced by the Federal Office of the Australian Optometrical Association. It is the first edition. The second 1984 edition is held at Cat No 946, See Cat No 923 for other examples of PR and student recruitment material. It was written by Ian Bailey, although he is not identified as the author in the publication. It covers the structure of the eye, connecting the eye to the brain, the optical system of the eye, vision disorders, examination of the eye, correction of vision problems, the eye care professions, other eye care groups and care for your eyes. The photographic illustrations were taken in the Australian (then Victorian) College of Optometry and depict Ian Bailey in a number of the photographs. It is filed with another copy of 'Eyes Right', Cat No 2634 in Drawer 6 of the Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. The author advises (July 2015) that this first edition was printed before he proofed the final copy and that there are numerous editorial errors.
How Acquired: Donated by Mitchell Anjou
Date Acquired: May 2018
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 6

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