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Visual Perception: A Clinical Orientation, Fourth Edition
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The text that bridges the gap between basic visual science and clinical application – now in full color

Includes 3 complete practice exams!

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

This comprehensive text on visual science is unique in that it highlights the fundamental aspects of monocular visual perception that are necessary to successful clinical practice. Recognized for its engaging, enjoyable style and ability to explain difficult topics in simple, easy-to-understand terms, Visual Perception goes well beyond the basics, including information from anatomy to perception.

Covering a broad range of clinically-relevant topics, including color vision and its defects, spatial vision, temporal aspects of vision, psychophysics, physiology, and development and aging, the Fourth Edition of Visual Perception has been updated to include full-color figures and many new clinical images. Each chapter has been revised to keep up with the latest advances in the basic sciences, and throughout the text the linkage between basic psychophysics and clinical practice has been strengthened.


  • New full-color presentation with 250 illustrations, including color vision tests and fundus photographs
  • 3 practice exams (more than 200 multiple-choice questions)
  • Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter
  • Current references from leaders in each subfield

Enjoyable to Read AND Comprehensive!
Experimental Approaches,Introductory Concepts,The Duplex Retina,Photometry,Color Vision,Anomalies of Color Vision,Spatial Vision,Temporal Aspects of Vision,Motion Perception,Depth Perception,Psychophysical Methodology,Functional Retinal Physiology,Parallel Processing,Striate Cortex,Information Streams and Extrastriate Processing,Gross Electrical Potentials,Development and Maturation of Vision,Practice Exams,Answers to Self-Assessment Questions,Answers to Practice Exams,References


Visual Perception: A Clinical Orientation

1. Experimental Approaches

2. Introductory Concepts

3. The Duplex Retina

4. Photometry

5. Color Vision

6. Anomalies of Color Vision

7. Spatial Vision

8. Temporal Aspects of Vision

9. Motion Perception

10. Depth Perception

11. Psychophysical Methodology

12. Functional Retinal Physiology

13. Parallel Processing

14. Striate Cortex

15. Information Streams and Extrastriate Processing

16. Gross Electrical Potentials

17. Development and Maturation of Vision

Answers to Self-Assessment Questions

Practice Exams 1, 2, 3

Answers to Practice Exams



ISBN-13: 9780071604628
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (McGraw-Hill Medical)
Publication date: December, 2009
Pages: 488



Steven H. Schwartz, OD, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Biological and Vision Sciences at State University of New York, State College of Optometry, where he is also Director of Institutional Research and Planning. He previously served as Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs.