Contact Lens Practice

By

  • Nathan Efron, BScOptom PhD (Melbourne), DSc (Manchester), FAAO (Dip CCLRT), FIACLE, FCCLSA, FBCLA, FACO, Research Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

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.

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Audience

Optometrists and dispensing opticians in training and practice

 

Book information

  • Published: March 2010
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8869-7

Reviews

“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




Table of Contents

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

Presbyopia

Continuous wear

Sport

Keratoconus

High ametropia

Paediatric fitting

Therapeutic applications

Post-refractive Surgery

Post-keratoplasty

Orthokeratology

Diabetes

 

Part 6 Patient examination and management

History taking

Preliminary examination

Patient education

Aftercare

Complications

Digital imaging

Compliance

Practice management

 

Appendices

Index