Contact Lens Optics & Lens Design - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780750688796, 9780702039218

Contact Lens Optics & Lens Design

3rd Edition

Authors: William Douthwaite
Paperback ISBN: 9780750688796
eBook ISBN: 9780702039218
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 2nd December 2005
Page Count: 436


This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The 3rd edition of Contact Lens Optics & Lens Design provides a straightforward introduction and offers solutions to the vast majority of contact lens optics problems likely to be encountered in practice. This edition has been thoroughly updated and contains integral coverage of soft lenses, information on the latest corneal measuring techniques, and expanded coverage of astigmatism and corneal toricity. It includes a new chapter on presbyopia and separate treatment of orthokeratology. Also included on the CD-ROM, is a set of invaluable computer programs, which allow the users to bypass tedious calculations in arriving at best fits.

Key Features

  • Offers solutions to the vast majority of contact lens optics problems
  • Includes a companion CD-ROM with calculators to resolve fitting problems

Table of Contents

  1. Basic Visual Optics

    2. The Contact Lens

    3. Edge Lift and Edge Thickness

    4. Aspherical Surfaces

    5. Measurement of the Cornea

    6. Contact Lens Design

    7. Astigmatism and Corneal Toricity

    8. Correction of Presbyopia by Contact Lenses

    9. Miscellaneous Features

    10. Checking the Lens Specification

    11. Computer Programs


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About the Author

William Douthwaite

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Optometry, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK