Table of Contents

1 The history of contact lenses
2 Anatomy and physiology of the cornea and related structures
3 Contact lens materials
4 Microbiology, lens care and maintenance
5 Tears and contact lenses
6 Optics
7 Clinical instrumentation in contact lens practice
8 Assessment of patient suitability for contact lenses
9 Rigid gas permeable corneal lens fitting
10 Soft contact lens fitting
11 Patient management
12 Toric contact lens fitting
13 Toric Extended and continuous wear lenses
14 Bifocal and multifocal contact lenses
15 Sclerals
16 Lens checking: soft and rigid
17 After-care
18 Medical aspects of contact lenses, diagnosis and treatment
19 Orthokeratology
20 Keratoconus
21 High prescriptions
22 Post-keratoplasty contact lens fitting
23 Post-refractive surgery
24 Paediatric contact lenses
25 Cosmetic and prosthetic contact lenses
26 Contact lenses in other abnormal ocular conditions
27 Contact lens manufacturing
28 Modification procedures
29 Special types of contact lenses and their uses
30 Contact lens correction and myopia progression
31 Contact lens standards
32 Legal issues and contact lenses
33 Setting up a research project


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About the editors

Anthony Phillips

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Ophthalmology, Flinders Medical Centre and The Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, Australia

Lynne Speedwell

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Optometry, Clinical & Academic Department of Ophthalmology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK