The Contact Lens Manual: A Practical Guide to Fitting

Author: Gasson, Andrew


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  • ISBN: 9780750655484
  • Author: Gasson, Andrew
  • Publ Date: 2003-07-21
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTHS *
  • Status: O/P
  • ID - 68770

Table of Contents :

1. Background 2. Instrumentation 3. Record Keeping 4. Consulting Room Procedures and Equipment 5. Preliminary Considerations and Examination 6. Lens Types and Materials 7. Principles of Hard Lens Design 8. Development of Hard Lens Design 9. Hard Lens Selection and Fitting 10. Fluorescein Patterns and Fitting 11. Aspheric Lenses 12. Hard Lens Specification and Verification 13. PMMA Corneal Lens Fitting 14. Orthokeratology and Reverse Geometry Lenses 15. Scleral Lens Fitting 16. Soft Lens Design and Fitting 17. Other Soft Lens Fitting Considerations 18. Soft Lens Fitting Characteristics 19. Disposable Lenses and Frequent (Planned) Replacements 20. Soft Lens Specification and Verification 21. Extended Wear 22. Toric Hard Lenses 23. Toric Soft Lenses 24. Bifocal Lenses and Presbyopia 25. Special Lens Features and Applications 26. Care Systems 27. Lens Collection and Patient Information 28. Aftercare 29. Supplementary Aftercare 30. Contact Lenses and Children 31. Therapeutic Fitting with Hard and Soft Lenses 32. Other Lenses for Therapeutic Fitting


Totally updated and revised, and now containing a second colour throughout, this essential practical manual and CD-Rom continues to provide optometry students and practitioners with an accessible, clinical manual to all aspects of contact lens fitting and contact lens client care. All the features that have made this text such a popular bestselling book have been retained, including the bullet point format, clinical pearls, warning notices and its individual down-to-earth practical approach. Truly a compulsory purchase for all optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens practitioners. If you only every buy one contact lens book, make sure it is this one!


REVIEWS OF THE PREVIOUS EDITION: "Optometric students ... will want to read this one cover to cover. [...] Sections within each chapter titled "Rules of Thumb" and "Practical Advice" enable one to make easy reference to the most clinically relevant information. Specialty contact lens topics are well-covered in this text. Toric hard and soft lens patient selection and design are described with specific examples that help to provide the reader with hands-on knowledge. This book's layout and careful consideration of the thought processes which one must use in becoming an expert contact lens practitioner are what separates this one form many other comprehensive contact lens manuals." Journal of American Optometric Association "The format is an intensely practical, hands-on guide to fitting all lens types, from straightforward sphericals through to sealed sclerals. There are 32 chapters plus an appendix and glossary, as well as a comprehensive index. Each chapter is punctuated with different boxes containing practical advice, general advice, rules of thumb and warnings. I particularly liked this feature which, on the whole, encapsulates valuable information for both the student and even the more experienced practitioner. Unlike most textbooks, it would be quite possible to pick up this book and read it from cover to cover. In fact, I can recommend it." Optometry Today


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