That optometry undergraduates often have little enthusiasm for courses in visual perception is something I find frustrating and somewhat disappointing. However, a lack of interest may reflect a failure in the design of such courses, and of the textbooks that accompany them, to highlight the relevance of the material to those training to be ophthalmic clinicians. This is an issue addressed by Steven H. Schwartz’s excellent Visual Perception: A Clinical Orientation (4th edition), a book targeted at optometry students and written with the premise that a sound grasp of the basic science of visual perception should allow the optometrist to better understand and manage his patients’ visual problems.
- visual perception
- vision sciences