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Optometry: Science, Techniques and Clinical Management

An introduction to the theory and practice of optometry in one succinct volume. From the fundamental science of vision to clinical techniques and the management of common ocular conditions, this book encompasses the essence of contemporary optometric practice. Now in full colour and featuring over 400 new illustrations, this popular text which will appeal to both students and practitioners wishing to keep up to date has been revised significantly. The new edition incorporates recent advances in technology and a complete overview of clinical procedures to improve and update everyday patient care. Contributions from well-known international experts deliver a broad perspective and understanding of current optometric practice. A useful aid for students and the newly qualified practitioner, while providing a rapid reference guide for the more experienced clinician.

Hardbound, 568 Pages

Published: June 2009

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-8778-2


  • PART 1 Optometric Science

    Chapter 1 Forming an optical image: the optical elements of the eye, WN Charman

    Chapter 2 Anatomy of vision, Gary E Baker

    Chapter 3 Visual development, Carol Westall

    Chapter 4 The psychology of vision, James M Gilchrist

    Chapter 5 Visual Performance, WN Charman

    Chapter 6 Basic pharmacology relevant to the action of drugs on the eye, Michael J Doughty

    Chapter 7 Diagnostic drugs, Carly Lam

    Chapter 8 Therapeutic drugs, Graham Hopkins

    Chapter 9 The optometric management of ocular adverse reactions to systemic medications, Bernard Gilmartin

    Chapter 10 Ocular disease, Christopher Bentley and Ranjit Sandhu

    Chapter 11 The development of refractive error, Nicola Logan

    PART 2 Techniques

    Chapter 12 Visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, Mark C Lay, Elizabeth Wickware and Mark Rosenfield

    Chapter 13 Objective refraction, David A Atchinson

    Chapter 14 Subjective refraction. Mark Rosenfield

    Chapter 15 Clinical assessment of accommodation, Mark Rosenfield

    Chapter 16 Binocular vision assessment, Bruce Evans

    Chapter 17 Examination of the anterior segment of the eye, Keith Edwards, Jerome Sherman, Joan K Portello and Mark Rosenfield

    Chapter 18 Examination of the posterior segment of the eye, Sherry J Bass

    Chapter 19 Ocular biometry, colour vision testing and electrophysiology, Leon N Davies

    Chapter 20 Visual field examination, John Flanagan

    Chapter 21 Contact lenses, Lyndon Jones and Kathy Dumbleton

    Chapter 22 Prescribing spectacles, Glyn Walsh

    Chapter 23 Alternate vision correction, Shehzad A Naroo

    Chapter 24 Intraocular pressure and Pachymetry, Shabbir Mohamed and Sunil Shah

    PART 3 Management

    SECTION A General Management

    Chapter 25 Objectives of the eye and vision examination, Kent M Daum

    Chapter 26 Communication skills in optometry – case history and case disposition, Cathy Pace

    Chapter 27 Legal aspects of optometry in the United Kingdom, Susan Blakeney

    SECTION B Management of Special Populations

    Chapter 28 Paediatric assessment, Susan J Leat

    Chapter 29 Eye protection, Christine Purslow and Rachel North

    Chapter 30 Low vision, Jan Lovie-Kitchin

    Chapter 31 Aging populations, Bruce P Rosenthal

    Chapter 32 Optometric assessment and management of patients with developmental disability, Kathryn Saunders



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