Contact Lens Practice - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750688697, 9780702047633

Contact Lens Practice

2nd Edition

Authors: Nathan Efron
eBook ISBN: 9780702047633
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 10th March 2010
Page Count: 496

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Thoroughly revised and updated, this popular book provides a comprehensive yet easy to read guide to modern contact lens practice. Beautifully re-designed in a clean, contemporary layout, this second edition presents relevant and up-to-date information in a systematic manner, with a logical flow of subject matter from front to back.

This book wonderfully captures the ‘middle ground’ in the contact lens field … somewhere between a dense research-based tome and a basic fitting guide. As such, it is ideally suited for both students and general eye care practitioners who require a practical, accessible and uncluttered account of the contact lens field.

Key Features

  • Outlines a rational clinical approach to modern contact lens fitting - practical advice for the clinic and the classroom 
  • Logical structure and systematic layout, with relevant chapters grouped into coherent sections for easy reference 
  • Up-to-date for accurate information 
  • Chapters are contextualised through cross-referencing - helping to reflect the relative importance of different topics 
  • Provides an 'historical time line' of contact lens development and explains the current global situation 
  • Explains how contact lenses are fabricated, designed, manufactured and measured 
  • Reviews the scientific principles that underpin the clinical application of contact lenses

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction

Historical perspective.

The anterior eye

Visual optics

Clinical instruments


Part 2 Soft contact lenses

Soft lens materials

Soft lens manufacture

Soft lens optics

Soft lens measurement

Soft lens design and fitting

Soft toric lens design and fitting

Soft lens care systems


Part 3 Rigid contact lenses

Rigid lens materials

Rigid lens manufacture

Rigid lens optics

Rigid lens measurement

Rigid lens design and fitting

Rigid toric lens design and fitting

Rigid lens care systems


Part 4 Lens replacement modalities

Unplanned lens replacement

Daily soft lens replacement

Planned soft lens replacement

Planned rigid lens replacement


Part 5 Special lenses and fitting considerations

Scleral lenses

Tinted lenses


Continuous wear



High ametropia

Paediatric fitting

Therapeutic applications

Post-refractive Surgery





Part 6 Patient examination and management

History taking

Preliminary examination

Patient education



Digital imaging


Practice management





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About the Author

Nathan Efron

Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Department of Optometry and Ophthalmology, Brisbane, Australia

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia


“The student and practitioner with minimal contact lens experience will find this book to be a very useful reference. It provides an excellent overview of the contemporary contact lens field and is highly recommended.”

Michael Collins, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, May 2002

Review of the first edition