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Contact Lens Practice

Thoroughly revised and updated, this popular book provides a comprehensive yet easy to read guide to modern contact lens practice. Beautifully re-designed in a clean, contemporary layout, this second edition presents relevant and up-to-date information in a systematic manner, with a logical flow of subject matter from front to back.

This book wonderfully captures the ‘middle ground’ in the contact lens field … somewhere between a dense research-based tome and a basic fitting guide. As such, it is ideally suited for both students and general eye care practitioners who require a practical, accessible and uncluttered account of the contact lens field.


Optometrists and dispensing opticians in training and practice

Hardbound, 496 Pages

Published: March 2010

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-8869-7


  • “The student and practitioner with minimal contact lens experience will find this book to be a very useful reference. It provides an excellent overview of the contemporary contact lens field and is highly recommended.”

    Michael Collins, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, May 2002

    Review of the first edition


  • Part 1 Introduction

    Historical perspective.

    The anterior eye

    Visual optics

    Clinical instruments


    Part 2 Soft contact lenses

    Soft lens materials

    Soft lens manufacture

    Soft lens optics

    Soft lens measurement

    Soft lens design and fitting

    Soft toric lens design and fitting

    Soft lens care systems


    Part 3 Rigid contact lenses

    Rigid lens materials

    Rigid lens manufacture

    Rigid lens optics

    Rigid lens measurement

    Rigid lens design and fitting

    Rigid toric lens design and fitting

    Rigid lens care systems


    Part 4 Lens replacement modalities

    Unplanned lens replacement

    Daily soft lens replacement

    Planned soft lens replacement

    Planned rigid lens replacement


    Part 5 Special lenses and fitting considerations

    Scleral lenses

    Tinted lenses


    Continuous wear



    High ametropia

    Paediatric fitting

    Therapeutic applications

    Post-refractive Surgery





    Part 6 Patient examination and management

    History taking

    Preliminary examination

    Patient education



    Digital imaging


    Practice management





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