Spectacle Lenses

Theory and Practice

By

  • Colin Fowler, BSc, PhD, FSMC, FCOptom, Senior Lecturer, Optometry and Vision Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
  • Keziah Latham Petre, PhD, BSc, MCOptom, Lecturer, Optometry and Vision Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

This up to date text offers a practical approach to the theory and practice of how spectacle lenses are made and how they work in correcting vision. It also covers the more fundamental aspects of spectacle lens dispensing with relevance to areas such as visual optics and geometric optics.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2001
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-2370-4


Table of Contents

Introduction; Basic optical principles; Spherical lens forms; Astigmatic lens forms; Prisms and prismatic effects; Spectacle lens materials and lens manufacture; Measurement of lens power; Lens aberrations, best form and aspheric lenses; Bifocal and trifocal lenses; Varifocal spectacle lenses; Tinted and treated lenses.