Contact Lens Optics & Lens Design


  • William Douthwaite, MSc, PhD, FBCO, DCLP, Professor of Optometry, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The 3rd edition of Contact Lens Optics & Lens Design provides a straightforward introduction and offers solutions to the vast majority of contact lens optics problems likely to be encountered in practice. This edition has been thoroughly updated and contains integral coverage of soft lenses, information on the latest corneal measuring techniques, and expanded coverage of astigmatism and corneal toricity. It includes a new chapter on presbyopia and separate treatment of orthokeratology. Also included on the CD-ROM, is a set of invaluable computer programs, which allow the users to bypass tedious calculations in arriving at best fits.
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All undergraduate optometry students, contact lens practitioners


Book information

  • Published: December 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8879-6

Table of Contents

1. Basic Visual Optics

2. The Contact Lens

3. Edge Lift and Edge Thickness

4. Aspherical Surfaces

5. Measurement of the Cornea

6. Contact Lens Design

7. Astigmatism and Corneal Toricity

8. Correction of Presbyopia by Contact Lenses

9. Miscellaneous Features

10. Checking the Lens Specification

11. Computer Programs