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From The CriticsReviewer: Brian Marshall, O.D.(Marshall Family Eye Care)
Description: This book is part of a series geared towards providing a wide range of fundamental education in eye care. The subject of this book is contact lenses.
Purpose: Optometric and ophthalmic technicians are presented with education in all aspects of contact lens care in this book. This is a very worthwhile objective and fills a need, especially considering there are not many up-to-date books currently available for ancillary personnel in the ever-changing area of contact lenses. Although the covered material is sparse in several areas, the author does a commendable job of providing a general overview on the broad subject of contact lenses.
Audience: The book is written at an appropriate level for all assistant or ancillary personnel in an eye care practice. Because of this, it will be of limited value to the primary eye care doctor or student/resident.
Features: The content consists of brief synopses of all aspects of contact lens care from patient selection through the fitting process and post-fitting complications. All types of currently available contact lens solutions are also discussed. Helpful study icons are placed in sections that are pertinent to the interests of specific ancillary personnel. The appendix includes useful tables and each chapter begins with key points. The black-and-white photographs are of marginal quality and do not provide much useful information.
Assessment: This book is highly readable for every member of a busy practitioner's office. Although of limited value to the practitioner, it is an excellent learning guide for ancillary personnel involved in contact lenses. It is up-to-date on the subject and fills a much-needed niche for in-office contact lens patient management.