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More than just child's play: Optics in the design and manufacture of toys

Stephen Fantone

At first, the brightly colored Fisher-Price® sunglasses worn by your child appear to be little more than play items. But, in reality, these glasses are the result of intensive optics design and manufacturing engineering considerations. The same is true for many other optical toys— binoculars, play "cameras," video products, and telescopes—developed by Fisher-Price®, Lionel® Trains, and other quality-conscious manufacturers.

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Publish Date: 01 October 1989


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