Abstract • An inexpensive optical device, an eyeglass loupe readily available commercially, can be used to improve the near and distance visual acuities of highly hypermetropic, aphakic patients. The device is simple to use and can replace the expensive, conspicuous telescopic system (Bioptic) of similar overall power. References 1. Faye EE: Corrective techniques for distance acuity in low vision , in Faye EE (ed): Clinical Low Vision . Boston, Little Brown & Co, 1976, pp 25-40. 2. Fonda GE: Management of Low Vision . New York, Thieme-Stratton Inc, 1981, pp 97-130, 149-168. 3. Bailey IL: Afocal telescopes . Optometric Monthly 1981;72( (11) ):17-20.
Archives of Ophthalmology – American Medical Association
Published: Mar 1, 1984