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Fitting Guide for Rigid and Soft Contact Lenses: A Practical Approach
     

Fitting Guide for Rigid and Soft Contact Lenses: A Practical Approach

by Harold A. Stein, Bernard J. Slatt
 

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Updated and revised, the fourth edition of this reader-friendly reference presents straightforward guidelines for proper contact lens fitting. Covering today's full range of contact lens types, it also explores how to manage some of the major complications of contact lens wear. Devoid of extraneous optical theory, it focuses on the "hands-on" information that

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Updated and revised, the fourth edition of this reader-friendly reference presents straightforward guidelines for proper contact lens fitting. Covering today's full range of contact lens types, it also explores how to manage some of the major complications of contact lens wear. Devoid of extraneous optical theory, it focuses on the "hands-on" information that readers need to know in order to provide complete well-eye care.

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3 Stars from Doody
Booknews
Expands the second edition of 1984 from 32 to 45 chapters. Provides information to assist the fitter in the practical management of a contact lens practice. Covers the new modalities of gas-permeable, extended-wear, disposable, and bifocal lenses. Includes 48 full-color and 18 two-color illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Brian Marshall, O.D.(Marshall Eye Care)
Description: This is a comprehensive guide for the practitioner in fitting all types of contact lenses. The previous edition was published in 1990.
Purpose: It is intended to provide the busy practitioner a concise, instructional guide to fitting and managing all types of contact lenses. Because contact lens technology has changed so drastically in the past several years, this book is timely and worthwhile. The authors have done a great job of incorporating new technology with the established material in this book.
Audience: According to the authors, this book is written for both the student and practitioner. It is a great book for all practitioners, but it is specifically geared towards the student or resident who is learning this information for the first time. The authors are all credible authorities in the area of contact lens management, most having academic affiliations.
Features: The book begins with the background information necessary for fitting patients with contact lenses. Next it describes in depth all types of contact lenses and outlines instructions in the fitting of each type. Managing complications is also adequately covered. Photos and illustrations are valuable for the reader to visualize fitting relationships. Overall the book did an adequate job in this regard, but more photos showing hard lens fitting patterns would have been helpful. In addition, the section on orthokeratology could have been expanded. Lastly, this book includes a section on the business aspects involved in managing a contact lens practice.
Assessment: This is an excellent teaching aid for all students and residents who desire to learn the art of contact lens fitting. It can't replace clinical experience, but it does provide a solid foundation for learning. Because the technology involved in this area changes so rapidly, this new edition was badly overdue. This book compares favorably overall with other books in the area mainly because it is current. However, there are other books with better photos and diagrams.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801647840
Publisher:
Mosby, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1983
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
504
Age Range:
18 Years

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