Contact Lens Practice / Edition 2

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Thoroughly revised and updated, this popular book provides a comprehensive yet easy to read guide to modern contact lens practice. Beautifully re-designed in a clean, contemporary layout, this second edition presents relevant and up-to-date information in a systematic manner, with a logical flow of subject matter from front to back.

This book wonderfully captures the ‘middle ground’ in the contact lens field … somewhere between a dense research-based tome and a basic fitting guide. As such, it is ideally suited for both students and general eye care practitioners who require a practical, accessible and uncluttered account of the contact lens field.

  • Outlines a rational clinical approach to modern contact lens fitting - practical advice for the clinic and the classroom
  • Logical structure and systematic layout, with relevant chapters grouped into coherent sections for easy reference
  • Up-to-date for accurate information
  • Chapters are contextualised through cross-referencing - helping to reflect the relative importance of different topics
  • Provides an 'historical time line' of contact lens development and explains the current global situation
  • Explains how contact lenses are fabricated, designed, manufactured and measured
  • Reviews the scientific principles that underpin the clinical application of contact lenses
  • New chapter on daily disposable contact lenses.
  • Contributing authors comprising optometrists, ophthalmologists, dispensing opticians, industry experts, researchers and clinicians – all of whom are true international leaders in their sub-specialty areas.
  • Many new line diagrams and clinical photographs to illustrate, inform and explain the concepts outlined in the text.
  • Special consideration is given to the most popular lens replacement systems – daily, two-weekly and monthly.
  • Extensive appendices to assist chair-side decision making in everyday practice.
  • Efron Grading Scales for Contact Lens Complications.
  • Evidence-based approach with numerous up-to-date references at the end of each chapter.
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Editorial Reviews

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"...The editor tells us in the preface that the aim is to produce a book that will provide both students and clinicians with a substantial, evidence based and balanced overview of the field of contact Lenses I think the book has achieved these aims .
It provides an excellent overview of the contemporary contact lens field and is highly recommended ." Associate Professor Michael J Collins, School of Optometry Queensland University of Technology, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, May 2002
worthwhile and necessary addition to the professional library of any practitioner... 2002 marks the 100th anniversary of the first textbook account of contact lenses. In Contact Lens Practice, he (Nathan Efron) has provided clinicians with a text worthy of the centennial ." Pete Hanlin, LDO, ABOM, Optiboard, January 2002
of the most comprehensive in depth texts yet on contact lens management and technique... Spend the money, take three weeks and read the book. Your patients will benefit ." Charles E. (Chip) Anderson, FCLSA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750688697
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/25/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction

Historical perspective.

The anterior eye

Visual optics

Clinical instruments

Part 2 Soft contact lenses

Soft lens materials

Soft lens manufacture

Soft lens optics

Soft lens measurement

Soft lens design and fitting

Soft toric lens design and fitting

Soft lens care systems

Part 3 Rigid contact lenses

Rigid lens materials

Rigid lens manufacture

Rigid lens optics

Rigid lens measurement

Rigid lens design and fitting

Rigid toric lens design and fitting

Rigid lens care systems

Part 4 Lens replacement modalities

Unplanned lens replacement

Daily soft lens replacement

Planned soft lens replacement

Planned rigid lens replacement

Part 5 Special lenses and fitting considerations

Scleral lenses

Tinted lenses


Continuous wear



High ametropia

Paediatric fitting

Therapeutic applications

Post-refractive Surgery




Part 6 Patient examination and management

History taking

Preliminary examination

Patient education



Digital imaging


Practice management



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