ocular refraction


ocular refraction
The adaptation and accommodation of the light rays which enter the eye in keeping with optical principles, to secure proper focus and the formation of an accurate image oil the retina. Abelson, Inc. v New York State Board of Optometrists. 5 NJ 412, 75 A2d 867, 22 ALR2d 929. An applied arm of optical science, resting upon the work and discoveries of physicists and opticians through the ages, down to modern times. It does not treat the eye, whether in health or disease, but adapts the light waves which enter the eye, in accordance with optical principles, so as to produce focused and single vision with the least abnormal exertion oil the part of the eye. Its distinction from medicine and its independence of medicine have been affirmed by tire United Slates Supreme Court in every case in which tile question has been brought up for adjudication. Silver v Lansburgh & Bro. (DC Dist Col) 27 F Supp 682.

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