Handbook of Visual Optics, Volume Two: Instrumentation and Vision Correction, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Visual Optics, Volume Two

Instrumentation and Vision Correction, 1st Edition

Edited by Pablo Artal

CRC Press

392 pages | 323 Color Illus.

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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.


"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)

Table of Contents



29 Light Safety

Ken Barat

30 Wavefront Sensors

Vasyl Molebny

31 Low Coherence Interferometry

Christoph K. Hitzenberger

32 Anterior Segment OCT

Ireneusz Grulkowski

33 Adaptive Optics Ophthalmoscopes

Zoran Popovic

34 Adaptive Optics Optical Coherence Tomography

Nathan Doble

35 Adaptive Optics for Visual Testing

Enrique Josua Fernández

36 Multiphoton Imaging of the Cornea

Moritz Winkler, Donald J. Brown, and James V. Jester

37 Multiphoton Imaging of the Retina

Jennifer J. Hunter and Robin Sharma



38 Ophthalmic Lenses

Daniel Malacara

39 Contact Lenses

Ian Cox

40 Corrections in Highly Aberrated Eyes

Jason D. Marsack and Raymond A. Applegate

41 Accommodating Intraocular Lenses

Oliver Findl and Nino Hirnschall

42 Adjustable Intraocular Lenses: The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL)

Christian A. Sandstedt

43 Laser refractive surgery

Jorge L. Alio and Mohamed El Bahrawy

44 Nonlinear Tissue Processing in Ophthalmic Surgery

Holger Lubatschowski

45 Corneal On-lays and In-lays

Corina van del Pol



46 Optical and Visual Metrics

Antonio Guirao

47 Predicting Visual Acuity

Rafael Navarro

48 Neural Adaptation to Blur

Michael A. Webster and Susana Marcos

49 Contrast Adaptation

Frank Schaeffel

50 Visual Changes with Aging

Joanne Wood

51 Stereoacuity and Optics

José Ramón Jiménez

About the Editor

Hear from Dr. Artal at this Q&A session: http://ow.ly/wudA30fLW84

Pablo Artal received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University Complutense of Madrid, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Institut d'Optique, Orsay, France and a senior researcher at the Instituto de Optica in Madrid. He is since 1994 full Professor of Optics at the University of Murcia, Spain. He spent several periods doing collaborative research in laboratories in Europe, Australia and USA. He is a fellow member of the OSA and ARVO. He received the prestigious 2013 Edwin H Land medal award in recognition of his scientific contributions to the advancement of diagnostic and correction alternatives in visual optics. He is the recipient of the exclusive "ERC advanced grant" in 2013. He has published more than 150 reviewed papers that received 5500 citations (h-index: 41), presented more than 150 invited talks in international meetings and around 120 seminars in different research institutions. He is also a co-inventor of 18 international patents in the field of Optics and Ophthalmology. He has pioneered a number of highly innovative advances in the methods for studying the optics of the eye and has contributed substantially to our understanding of the factors that limit human visual resolution.

Dr. Artal is a pioneer in exploring the human eye with new technologies and designed new ophthalmic corrections. Several of his proposed solutions and instrument are currently in use in the clinical practice. For example, he co-invented intraocular lenses correcting for the corneal spherical aberration that provides improved quality of vision to millions of patients over the world. Dr. Artal is the founder of Voptica SL a spin-off company developing the concept he invented of adaptive optics vision analyzers. He has been the mentor of many graduate and post-doctoral students. His personal science blog is followed by readers, mostly graduate students and fellow researchers, from around the world. He has been editor of the Journal of the Optical Society of America A and the Journal of Vision.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Surgery / General
SCIENCE / Physics