System for Ophthalmic Dispensing


  • Clifford Brooks, OD, Associate Professor of Optometry, Indiana University School of Optometry, Bloomington, IN
  • Irvin Borish, OD, DOS, LLD, DSc, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University School of Optometry, Bloomington, IN; Former Benedict Professor, University of Houston, College of Optometry, Houston, TX

The ultimate ophthalmic dispensing reference, this book provides a step-by-step system for properly fitting and adjusting eyewear. It covers every aspect of dispensing — from basic terminology to frame selection to eyewear fitting, adjusting, and repairing. Perfect for both students who are just learning about dispensing and practitioners who want to keep their skills up to date, this resource offers in-depth discussions of all types of lenses, including multifocal, progressive, absorptive, safety, recreational, aspheric, and high index. Plus, it goes beyond the basics to explore the "how" and "why" behind lens selection, to help you better understand and meet your patients' vision needs.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7480-5

Table of Contents

1. Frame Types and Parts

2. Frame Measurements and Marking

3. Measuring the Interpupillary Distance

4. Frame Selection

5. MRP Placement, Multi-Focal Height and Lens Blank Size Determination

6. Ordering and Verification

7. Lens Insertion

8. Standard Alignment

9. Adjusting the Frame

10. Frame Repairs and Modifications

11. Review of Elementary Mathematical Principles

12. Characteristics of Ophthalmic Lenses

13. Lens Curvature and Thickness

14. Optical Considerations with Increasing Lens Power

15. Optical Prism: Power and Base Direction

16. Optical Prism: Decentration and Thickness

17. Fresnel Prisms and Lenses

18. Lens Design

19. Segmented Multifocal Lenses

20. Progressive Addition Lenses

21. Anisometropia

22. Absorptive Lenses

23. Lens Materials, Safety and Sports Eyewear

24. Fabrication of Eyewear

Appendix A: ANSI Z80-1995 Prescription Ophthalmic Lenses--Recommendations

Appendix B: ANSI Z87.1-1989 Eye and Face Protector Selection Chart

Appendix C: Special Purpose Frames