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The branch of optics that treats of the refraction of light, especially by the transparent medium of the eye, and by lenses.



the study of the refraction of light when it passes through separate refracting surfaces and their systems. The term “dioptrics” is often used in connection with the eye: the dioptrics of the eye is the study of the properties of the eye as an optical instrument.

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For a defense of the view that they are nonrepresentational, see Ann Wilbur MacKenzie, "Descartes on Sensory Representation: A Study of the Dioptrics," Canadian Journal of the History of Philosophy, supp.
The retina underlies a smooth, transparent cornea devoid of any dioptrics.
If the dioptrics of the special war is confirmed by time one day too, then the post-Yugoslav slogan of the 90s -"Oasis of peace" will fall in disgrace.