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The Contact Lens Manual : A Practical Guide to Fitting, 4e - Andrew Gasson

The Contact Lens Manual

A Practical Guide to Fitting, 4e

Paperback Published: 8th July 2010
ISBN: 9780750675901
Number Of Pages: 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 a bonus CD-ROM with 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.

  • 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.

    • Features updates to all chapters and lens types with a wealth of new information on silicone hydrogels, toric soft lenses, rigid gas-permeable fitting and patient after care.

    • Presents a new chapter on dry eyes with expert guidance on treatment and practical management advice.

    • Includes an expanded illustration programme and page design with full colour throughout including colour-coded sections and boxes to highlight key information for easier learning.

    • Contains a bonus CD-ROM with brand new video footage of lens and eye care regimes, along with over 100 clinical photographs, images from the book, simulations and calculation tools.

    From the reviews of previous editions:

    "The format is an intensely practical, hands-on guide to fitting all lens types, from straightforward sphericals through to sealed sclerals. Each chapter is punctuated with different boxes containing practical advice, general advice, rules of thumb and warnings.Unlike most textbooks, it would be quite possible to pick up this book and read it from cover to cover. In fact, I can recommend it." Optometry Today

    How to use this book
    Common Abbreviations
    Record Keeping
    Consulting room procedures and equipment
    Preliminary considerations and examination
    Dry eyes and the tear film
    Lens types and materials
    Rigid Gas Permeable Lens Fitting
    Principles of rigid lens design
    Development of rigid lens design
    Rigid lens selection and fitting
    Fluorescein patterns and fitting
    Aspheric lenses
    Rigid lens specification and verification
    Orthokeratology and reverse geometry lenses
    Hydrogel and Silicone Hydrogel Fitting
    Soft lens fitting and design
    Soft lens fitting characteristics
    Other soft lens fitting considerations
    Disposable lenses and frequent (planned) replacement
    Silicone Hydrogels
    Soft lens specification and verification
    Complex Lenses
    Toric rigid lenses
    Toric soft lenses
    Lenses for presbyopia
    Special lens features and applications
    Care systems
    Lens collection and patient instruction
    Aftercare Complications
    Additional Aftercare Procedures
    Children and Therapeutic Lenses
    Contact lenses and children
    Therapeutic and Complex Lens Designs
    Glossary of contact lens-related terms
    Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9780750675901
    ISBN-10: 075067590X
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 448
    Published: 8th July 2010
    Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.9  x 2.2
    Weight (kg): 0.68
    Edition Number: 4
    Edition Type: Revised