Contact Lens Practice


  • 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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Optometrists and dispensing opticians in training and practice


Book information

  • Published: March 2010
  • 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

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


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