Medicine: Broadened Vision

The most discussed presentation at the meeting of the American Academy of Optometry in Chicago last week was Dr. William Feinbloom's method of restoring vision to the 98% blind. Two out of five blind people can see 2%. Heretofore they have been able to read books, magazines and newspapers only with the help of compact field glasses which they wore as spectacles. Such telescopic spectacles both magnify the print (the optical effect) and seem to bring it closer to the eyes (the psychological effect). Those advantages become troubles as soon as the purblind...

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