Eye Essentials: Rigid Gas-Permeable Lens Fitting


  • Andrew Franklin, BSc, FBCO, DOrth, DCLP, Professional Programme Tutor, Boots Opticians Examiner, College of Optometrists, UK; Optometrist in private practice, Gloucestershire, UK
  • Ngaire Franklin, BSc, FC, Optom, DCLP, Examiner, College of Optometrists; Optometrist in Private Practice, Herefordshire UK

EYE ESSENTIALS is a series of user-friendly, rapid-reference books designed to address the core skills required by the eye care practitioner in modern optical practice. Each full colour title is authored by experts in the subject area. The common format of each volume makes for exceptional ease of reference. The titles emphasizes the practical, rather than theoretical, elements of optometry and optics. Addressing classical concepts and new developments in the optical industry, EYE ESSENTIALS is a comprehensive series that the eye care practitioner will find invaluable in routine or specialized practice.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8890-1

Table of Contents

Initial consultation

Rigid lens materials

Measurements and initial lens selection

Handling and assessing RGP lenses

RGP lenses for astigmatism

RGP contact lenses in presbyopia


Better sight without glasses: extended wear orthokeratology and fitting after refractive surgery

Collection and lens care


Complications and management