Key Features

  • The authors use a down-to-earth practical approach to distil years of experience into one handy volume.
  • A bullet point style makes the information easily accessible.
  • Key information is presented so it can be quickly located.
  • Practical tips, clinical pearls, helpful advice, and warnings are presented in boxes so readers can see at a glance what to do.
  • 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




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    About the authors

    Andrew Gasson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Contact Lens Practitioner, London, UK

    Judith Morris

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director of Contact Lens Teaching, City University, London, and Head of Contact Lenses, Institute of Optometry, London, UK