The Contact Lens Manual

The Contact Lens Manual

A Practical Guide to Fitting

4th Edition - July 8, 2010

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  • Authors: Andrew Gasson, Judith Morris
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702046025
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750675901

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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

    • Preface

      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



    Product details

    • No. of pages: 448
    • Language: English
    • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2010
    • Published: July 8, 2010
    • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
    • eBook ISBN: 9780702046025
    • Paperback ISBN: 9780750675901

    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

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