The Contact Lens Manual - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780750675901, 9780702046025

The Contact Lens Manual

4th Edition

A Practical Guide to Fitting

Authors: Andrew Gasson Judith Morris
Paperback ISBN: 9780750675901
eBook ISBN: 9780702046025
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 8th July 2010
Page Count: 448

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The Contact Lens Manual continues to meet the needs of a new generation of optometrists, dispensing opticians, contact lens practitioners and students who require clear and reliable information for fitting a complete range of contact lenses.

The fourth edition of this best-selling classic, now in full colour throughout, provides the most up-to-date guidance in all aspects of today’s lenses in a practical and easy to use manual. Featuring new developments in lens types, care regimes, current practices, and electronic access to brand new video footage as well as a range of learning tools, this manual offers a complete package to help readers expand their lens knowledge, improve fitting and optimise patient care.

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 Author

    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