Handbook of Visual Optics offers an authoritative overview of encyclopedic knowledge in the field of physiological optics. It builds from fundamental concepts to the science and technology of instruments and practical procedures of vision correction, integrating expert knowledge from physics, medicine, biology, psychology, and engineering. The chapters comprehensively cover all aspects of modern study and practice, from optical principles and optics of the eye and retina to novel ophthalmic tools for imaging and visual testing, devices and techniques for visual correction, and the relationship between ocular optics and visual perception.
"This monumental and highly recommended work is a tribute to the irrevocable connection between the visual system (eye and brain) and optics. Outstanding benefits in diagnosing, treating and correcting vision improve lives throughout the world…. Artal and his contributors deftly explain the fundaments of geometrical and physical optics, as well as the anatomy, physiological optics, instrumentation and neuroscience related to vision, in a manner that is clear, comprehensive, modern and historically correct in the attribution of credit. The rigorous text is augmented by full-color graphics, clinical images, tables of clinical data, and extensive references."
–Optics & Photonics News (Jul 2017), review by Barry R. Masters
"The Handbook is very readable…. It is most appropriate for researchers in visual optics and those involved in the design and testing of ophthalmic and optometric instrumentation. Trainees seeking a deeper understanding of the eye’s physiological optical system would also benefit from reading this text."
–EuroTimes (Nov 2017)
Volume One: Fundamentals and Eye Optics. Fundamentals/Background.Optical properties of the eye. Volume Two: Instrumentation and Vision Correction. Ophthalmic instrumentation.Vision correction. Impact of eye’s optics in vision.