Understanding Lens Surfacing


  • Clifford Brooks, OD, Associate Professor of Optometry, Indiana University School of Optometry, Bloomington, IN

Understanding Lens Surfacing is an indispensable training and reference text for the successful laboratory, a must for those considering expanding their practice to include surfacing, and a basic building block for introductory course work on ophthalmic lenses.
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Book information

  • Published: October 1991
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-9177-2

Table of Contents

Review of Optics; The Lens Blank; Layout for Single-Vision Lens Surfacing; Layout and Marking of Flat-Top and Curved-Top Lenses; Layout and Marking of Round Segment and Blended Bifocal Lenses; Layout and Marking of Franklin-Style Lenses; Tool Curves and Lens Thickness: Basic Concepts; Tool Curves and Lens Thickness: Additional Factors; Blocking and Cribbing; Generating; Lap Tools; Fining and Polishing; Deblocking, Verifying, and Hard Coating; High-Powered Lenses; Progressive Addition Lenses; Creating Horizontal Prism with the Near Addition; Vertical Imbalance Corrections; Alternatives to Lens Surfacing; Eyewear Safety Standards; Appendixes; Bibliography; Glossary