This tutorial explains the human eye, its function, and performance limits from the perspective of an experienced optical engineer and lens designer. It is concise and readable, with examples and data, and is intended for students, practicing engineers, and technology users.
From an August 2013 review by Jani Achrén, Founder and Owner of Incident Angle Co., Ltd., Finland:
"Optical Design for Visual Systems contains very little heavy mathematics, making it very fast to read. The text contains lots of data and examples. Although being a relatively short book, after reading it I found myself returning to the book many times to verify my interpretations of it or to compare performances. The text leaves many questions that are excellent pointers for broadening one's knowledge on visual design from other resources. The practice of including a review and summary for each chapter is just a superb idea! The lazy guy in me would have liked to see more references, though having the existing ones listed in order of relevance was another suberb idea! This book is marvelously organized.
Basically, the contents cover the human eye, with details on parameters that have an impact on visual design, and several prescriptions on visual systems and their performance limits. The chapter on the eye is definitely the winner of the book, as school biology rarely explains the optically relevant issues concerning the human eye. The text is very detailed in its explanation on how the eye affects the evaluation of the visual system."Click here for full review: http://incidentangle.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/book-review-optical-design-for-visual-systems-by-walker/