The Eye Book is an essential read for anyone who wears glasses, for parents of children with eye problems, for students considering training in orthoptics or optometry, and for health-care professionals looking for an overview of eye health. It is written in a lively readable style and a glossary is provided for technical and medical terms. The structure and function of the eye and the mechanisms of vision are explained in the initial chapters, with explanatory illustrations. Eye problems, eye diseases and their treatment are examined, and the function of different eye-care professionals is explained. Modern medical techniques are also described, including laser treatment, transplantation of cells, and rejuvenation therapy which may give the possibility of restoring diminished sight. The book is illustrated throughout with helpful figures and explanatory illustrations, including 17 colour plates.