Name of Collection: Vision Technology

School Name: George Westinghouse High School

Address: 105 Tech Place, Brooklyn NY 11201

Phone: 718-625-6130

Fax: 718-596-9434

Librarian: Debra Randorf

Librarian's e-mail:


The Vision Technology program at George Westinghouse HS focuses on fabricating single vision and multi-focal eye glasses, surface grinding of prescriptions onto glass and plastic lenses, and shaping to fit frames. It also explores pattern making, automatic and hand leveling of lenses using varied optical instruments and advanced optical and computer-aided machinery.


Optics, optometry, vision, eye, glasses

Subject Headings:

Eyeglasses, optometry, opticianry, lenses, opthalmic lenses

Dewey Decimal Classification(s):

612.8, 617.7, 617.752

Key Books:

Belikoff, Kathleen. Opportunities in Eye Careers. Chicago: VGM Career Books, 2004.
Grierson, Ian. The eye book: eyes and eye problems explained. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2000.
Jalie, Mo. Ophthalmic lenses and dispensing. NY: Elsevier, 2002.
Schiffer, Nancy. Eyeglass retrospective: where fashion meets science. NY: Schiffer, 2000.
Viegas, Jennifer. The eye: learning how we see. NY: Rosen Group, 2002.


Brooks, CliffordW. and Irvin M. Borish. System for Ophthalmic Dispensing. St. Louis, MO: Butterworth Heinemann Elsevier, 2007.
Stoner, Ellen D. et al. Optical Formulas Tutorial. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Butterworth-Henemann, 2005.

Magazine Articles

Fox, Marisa. "Focus on Frames: glasses are no longer for vision correction alone." Business Week. (Feb. 26, 2007): 109.
Lamperelli, Karlen. "8 Principles Of Perfect Eyewear." Review of Optometry 136.9 (Sept 15, 1999): 46.
Letocha, Charles E. "Opticianry reaches its 200th birthday in United States." Ophthalmology Times 25.4 (Feb 15, 2000): 10.

Periodicals Online:
20/20 Magazine
Vision Monday


Health Reference Center Academic. Thomson Gale. NYC George Westinghouse HS
Medline Plus from the National Library of Medicine.

Web Sites:
All About Vision
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition. "Opticians, Dispensing."
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Ed. "Medical, Dental, and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians."
National Eye Institute. "Diagram of the Eye"

Community Resources:
New York State Office of the Professions. Ophthalmic Dispensers and Their Services
Vision Care Technology Program at New York City College of Technology
300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

*An asterisk next to material indicates that it is recommended in this subject area but not available in this CCD collection.