Introduction to Visual Optics,
Edition 1 A Light Approach
By Samantha Strong, PhD

Publication Date: 11 Nov 2022
Get the foundational knowledge you need in the area of visual optics with the text that is easy to comprehend, visually appealing, and engaging from cover to cover. Introduction to Visual Optics: A Light Approach covers the basic information you need in this complex area in a significantly more approachable manner than other resources on the market. You’ll find clear, easy-to-read explanations that work hand-in-hand with colourful charts, graphs, illustrations, and diagrams created by the author, Dr. Samantha Strong. This unique text is perfect for optometry students, optometrists, ophthalmology residents, student dispensing opticians, and others in the eye care field. 

Key Features

  • Covers foundational visual optics knowledge, from refraction to reflection, vergence, and more in a fun, easy-to-read format.   

  • Features a highly visual format, with full-colour illustrations, tables, and boxes throughout to aid in understanding and memory recall.  

  • Discusses underlying principles of several key ophthalmic imaging techniques. 

  • Includes experiments you can try at home (create your own cornea, build a camera obscura, create a blue sky in your kitchen, create an interference film, create a prism) with companion demonstration videos to facilitate and apply key learning objectives.  

  • Contains approximately 200 practice questions and equations throughout that test your knowledge of core concepts.      

  • An eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud. 

About the author
By Samantha Strong, PhD
Table of Contents
1 Basics of Light and Colour
2 Vergence and Refraction
3 Thin Lenses
4 Thick Lenses
5 Reduced Eye and Spherical and Cylindrical Lenses
6 Reflection
7 Ray Tracing
8 Dispersion and Chromatic Aberration
9 Prisms
10 Reflection
10 Superposition, Diffraction, and Interference
11 Focimetry
12 Photometry
13 Optical Instruments and Low Vision Aids
14 Polarisation
15 Imaging the Eye and Measuring Refractive Error
16 Wavefront Aberrations and Adaptive Optics
17 Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
18 Create Your Own Camera Obscura
19 Create a Blue Sky in your Kitchen
20 Create a Prism
21 Measure the Speed of Light
22 Create a "Cornea"
23 Kitchen Thin Film Interference
24 Answers to Practice Questions
25 Answers to Test Your Knowledge Questions
Book Reviews
"Visual optics deals with the study of light, how images are formed by optical systems (lenses, mirrors, and eyes), how vision is affected by these, and how clinicians measure and correct for refractive errors. This book is well crafted to make these "heavy" topics "light." It is rich with colorful, well-designed illustrations and step-by-step solutions to common types of optics problems students will have to master. It also includes excellent self-assessment questions and experiments to enhance understanding. The ebook provides videos which are great additions to the written material." ©Doody’s Review Service, 2023, John Mark Jackson, OD, MS (Southern College of Optometry)
Book details
ISBN: 9780323875349
Page Count: 232
Retail Price : £69.99

Optometry students; optometrists

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