From Reading Stones, Glasses and Contact Lenses to Intraocular Lenses & Ophthalmic Lasers--A Short Overview over the History of Visual Aids.

@article{Scholtz2012FromRS,
  title={From Reading Stones, Glasses and Contact Lenses to Intraocular Lenses & Ophthalmic Lasers--A Short Overview over the History of Visual Aids.},
  author={Sibylle Katharina Scholtz and Gerd Uwe Auffarth},
  journal={Vesalius : acta internationales historiae medicinae},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={30-5}
}
Alhazen, ibn al-Haytham, (965 Basra - c. 1040 in Cairo) was a Muslim polymath who made significant contributions to the principles of optics, being the first to recognize the optical effect by transparent objects in the 11th century. His insights led to a fundamental revolution, enabling older presbyopic persons to read again. Today many more options are… CONTINUE READING