Essentials of Ophthalmic Lens Finishing / Edition 2

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Both opticians and optometrists are trained to grind and polish lenses and then to take the surfaced lens and finish it by centering it optically and grinding the edges so that the lens fits in the shape of the chosen frame. Thoroughly revised and updated with seven new chapters to cover changes in the industry, this 2nd edition provides a step-by-step understanding of lens finishing for the optometrist or optician.

• Content has been completely updated, reorganized and expanded to include the most recent industry changes.
• Updated photos illustrate the most current types of lenses and enhance comprehension of lens finishing.
• Seven new chapters cover rimless and semi rimless frames; environmental and safety concerns; lens insertion and standard alignment; nylon cord and other groove mountings; lens tinting and engraving; progressive addition lenses; and lens impact and resistance testing.
• An appendix of specific British Standards allows the book to easily travel to the UK and other countries that fashion their dispensing programs after the UK model.
• The Lens Centration Skills Series provides exercises to practice lens finishing and reinforce material from the text.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Brian Marshall, O.D.(Marshall Family Eye Care)
Description: This is the second edition of a comprehensive guide to the fabrication and finishing process of ophthalmic lenses. The first was published in 1983.
Purpose: Because most Americans wear either corrective or cosmetic lenses, this is an important and necessary contribution to the field. The book provides a fresh and updated approach to finishing lab techniques. Everything from the most basic techniques to the most complicated aspects are described in great detail in easy to understand language.
Audience: This book will be a valuable tool for the optometry student, apprentice, and licensed optician. In addition, it is a handy reference for the practicing clinician as well. The author has surpassed his objectives and is a well-known authority on ophthalmic lens finishing.
Features: This book begins with an overview of the lens finishing process. Next, it focuses on the most important and most utilized areas including ordering, blocking, edging, verification, and final inspection of ophthalmic lenses. Question and answer sections at the end of every chapter test the reader's comprehension of the important concepts. The author provides instruction on the newest techniques using the latest lab equipment for the most up-to-date frame styles.
Assessment: The technology in the area of ophthalmic lenses has changed in the last several years making this new edition a valuable and necessary contribution. It provides the reader with the information to competently work in this area. It is a must have book for anyone studying or working with ophthalmic lenses today.
From the Publisher
REVIEW OF CURRENT EDITION: "Most optical books presume the reader has some basic knowledge to build upon. This book, however, makes no assumptions and guides the reader through the steps necessary to become proficient with the foundations of everyday optics. The author did a very commendable job in achieving these important and necessary objectives. Learning optics can be intimidating for many but this book simplifies the important concepts in a succinct and easy to follow format. Every office that hires opticians or optical assistants should have a copy of this book." -Doody Enterprises

"This book, accurately titled, is a detailed compendium of information required to understand lens finishing in an ophthalmic laboratory. The book is comprehensively written from the viewpoint of physically performing the activities and processes in a finishing laboratory. The most impressive aspect of this book is the thoroughness and extreme attention to detail. It is difficult to imagine a specialty situation or nuance that is not addressed in this book. Each chapter is enhanced with a liberal number of figures and photographs that are very useful." - Optometry and Vision Science - VOL. 81

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750672139
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/22/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 761,042
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1. An Overview of the Fabrication Process
2. Spotting of Lenses
3. Lens Shapes, Patterns and Frame Tracers
4. Centration of Single Vision Lenses
5. Centration of Progressive Addition Lenses NEW!
6. Centration of Segmented Multifocal Lenses
7. Blocking of Lenses
8. Edging
9. De-blocking
10. Hand Edging
11. Lens Tinting NEW!
12. Lens Insertion and Standard Alignment NEW!
13. Drilled, Slotted and Notched Mountings NEW!
14. Nylon Cord and Other Groove-Mountings NEW!
15. Lens Impact Resistance and Testing NEW!
16. Maintenance and Calibration
17. Edger Wheels and Cutters
18. Safety and Environmental Concerns NEW!
Proficiency Test Questions Key
Lens Centration Skills Series

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