2nd edition of dispensing text to premiere at AAO meeting

Jarrettsville, MD-The American Association of Dispensing Ophthalmologists (AADO) will release the second edition of the dispensing textbook Pure Optics by Phernell C. Walker II, ABOM, this fall to coincide with the debut of the Dispensing Solutions Pavilion at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting Nov. 11 to 14 in Las Vegas.

Jarrettsville, MD-The American Association of Dispensing Ophthalmologists (AADO) will release the second edition of the dispensing textbook Pure Optics by Phernell C. Walker II, ABOM, this fall to coincide with the debut of the Dispensing Solutions Pavilion at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting Nov. 11 to 14 in Las Vegas.

Pure Optics is a widely accepted, critically acclaimed, comprehensive text on mastering opticianry skills. The National Academy of Opticianry endorses Pure Optics as its recommended study guide for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) exam. The book encompasses all aspects of ophthalmic optics including physical optics, ocular anatomy refractive errors, geometric optics, prescription analysis, the latest in lens options and materials, frame materials, theories of dispensing, prism applications, ophthalmic standards, and much more. Each chapter includes study quizzes with answers provided in the glossary.

The second edition of Pure Optics features the updated ANSI Z80.1-2005 standard, ophthalmic formulae, a comprehensive pharmaceutical review, and more than 200 practice questions. The book is also well suited for individuals studying for the Certified Para-Optometric and Certified Ophthalmic Technician exams.

Author Phernell Walker, a frequent contributor to Ophthalmology Times, is president of Pure Optics LLC. He is an ABO Master in Ophthalmic Optics, holds an Associate Applied Optics Degree from Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL, and is a graduate of the Ophthalmic Technician program at Bryman College, San Francisco. He served as an item writer for the ABO's Advanced Ophthalmic Optics Certification exam and is a leading authority on geometric and applied optics. Walker is an AADO faculty member and has lectured at American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives-sponsored seminars, specializing in advanced lens designs, geometric optics, and business management.

Walker will be available to sign copies of Pure Optics at the Dispensing Solutions Pavilion. The Dispensing Solutions Pavilion is presented by Ophthalmology Times and the AADO as an interactive and innovative way for professionals to maximize the economics of dispensing. The pavilion is a 309 × 509 destination for ophthalmologists to enhance their skills and knowledge of optical dispensing. The highlight of the exhibit will be the Pavilion Theatre, where sponsor representatives and AADO faculty will present a diverse range of seminars on dispensing.

Pure Optics will be on sale at the Dispensing Solutions Pavilion. Copies are also available by contacting the AADO administrative offices at 800/705-AADO or AADODDietz@aol.com
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