The Contact Lens Manual

A Practical Guide to Fitting


  • Andrew Gasson, FCOptom, DCLP, FAAO, Contact Lens Practitioner, London, UK
  • Judith Morris, MSc, FCOptom, FAAO, FIACLE, Director of Contact Lens Teaching, City University, London, and Head of Contact Lenses, Institute of Optometry, London, UK

The Contact Lens Manual continues to meet the needs of a new generation of optometrists, dispensing opticians, contact lens practitioners and students who require clear and reliable information for fitting a complete range of contact lenses.

The fourth edition of this best-selling classic, now in full colour throughout, provides the most up-to-date guidance in all aspects of today’s lenses in a practical and easy to use manual. Featuring new developments in lens types, care regimes, current practices, and a bonus CD-ROM with brand new video footage as well as a range of learning tools, this manual offers a complete package to help readers expand their lens knowledge, improve fitting and optimise patient care.

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Book information

  • Published: July 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7590-1

Table of Contents


How to use this book

Common Abbreviations


Section 1: Preliminaries

1. Background

2. Instrumentation

3. Record Keeping

4. Consulting room procedures and equipment

5. Preliminary considerations and examination

6. Dry eyes and the tear film

7. Lens types and materials


Section 2: Rigid Gas Permeable Lens Fitting

8. Principles of rigid lens design

9. Development of rigid lens design

10. Rigid lens selection and fitting

11. Fluorescein patterns and fitting

12. Aspheric lenses

13. Rigid lens specification and verification

14. Orthokeratology and reverse geometry lenses


Section 3: Hydrogel and Silicone Hydrogel Fitting

15. Soft lens fitting and design

16. Soft lens fitting characteristics

17. Other soft lens fitting considerations

18. Disposable lenses and frequent (planned) replacement

19. Silicone Hydrogels

20. Soft lens specification and verification


Section 4: Complex Lenses

22. Toric rigid lenses

23. Toric soft lenses

24. Lenses for presbyopia

25. Special lens features and applications


Section 5: Management

26. Care systems

27. Lens collection and patient instruction

28. Aftercare

29. Aftercare Complications

30. Additional Aftercare Procedures


Section 6: Children and Therapeutic Lenses

31. Contact lenses and children

32. Therapeutic and Complex Lens Designs


Glossary of contact lens-related terms