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.
VOLUME ONE: Fundamentals and Eye Optics. I. Fundamentals/Background. History of physiological optics. Geometrical optics. Wave optics. Aberrations in optical systems. Light sources and detectors. Photometry. Optical ray‐tracing techniques. Generation of visual stimulus. Basics ophthalmic instruments. Instrumentation for adaptive optics. Anatomy of the eye. The retina. Visual system architecture. Visual psychophysical methods. II. Optical Properties of the Eye. The tear film. The cornea. The pupil. The lens. The retina. Stiles‐Crawford effect. Axis and angles. Paraxial schematic eye models. Refractive errors. Monochromatic aberrations. Chromatic aberrations. Peripheral optics. Statistics of eye’s aberrations. Customized eye models. Scattering and glare. Accommodation mechanism. Accommodation dynamics. Eye movements. Aging and eye’s optics. Polarization properties. Animal eyes. VOLUME TWO: Instrumentation and Vision Correction. III. Ophthalmic Instrumentation. Light safety in the eye. Double‐pass ophthalmoscopes. Ocular wave‐front sensors. Instruments to measure scatter. Low coherence interferometry. Ocular adaptive optics (AO): history. AO‐ophthalmoscopes. AO‐SLO. Optical coherence tomography (OCT): history. Anterior segment OCT. AO & OCT. Multiphoton imaging: cornea. Multiphoton imaging: retina. AO for visual testing. IV. Vision Correction. Ophthalmic lenses. Contact lenses. Intraocular lenses: monofocal. Intraocular lenses: multifocal. Intraocular lenses: accommodating. Intraocular lenses: adjustable. Image magnifying devices. Refractive surgery: history. Wavefront guided refractive surgery. Non‐linear treatments. Synthetic corneas. Onlays and inlays corrections. V. Impact of Eye’s Optics in Vision. Optical and visual metrics. Predicting visual acuity. Impact of aberrations on vision. Neural adaptation to blur. Neural adaptation to aberrations. Contrast adaptation. Visual changes with aging