Last Minute Optics: A Concise Review of Optics, Refraction, and Contact Lenses / Edition 2

Last Minute Optics: A Concise Review of Optics, Refraction, and Contact Lenses / Edition 2

by David G. Hunter, Constance E. West
     
 

ISBN-10: 1556429274

ISBN-13: 9781556429279

Pub. Date: 04/01/2010

Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated

The popular optics review manual, Last-Minute Optics: A Concise Review of Optics, Refraction, and Contact Lenses, has been revised and updated into a Second Edition. This unique resource boils down the overwhelming subject matter of clinical optics and refraction, helping the ophthalmologist cover the essentials in a single review manual. The content is based

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The popular optics review manual, Last-Minute Optics: A Concise Review of Optics, Refraction, and Contact Lenses, has been revised and updated into a Second Edition. This unique resource boils down the overwhelming subject matter of clinical optics and refraction, helping the ophthalmologist cover the essentials in a single review manual. The content is based upon the practical experience of two clinically-active experts who lecture on ophthalmic optics around the world. This updated Second Edition by Drs. David G. Hunter and Constance E. West includes new questions added to selected chapters and a new chapter covering refractive surgery, as well as a key chapter that helps you evaluate patients with symptoms related directly to optical or refractive concerns. The complex concepts of optics are revealed in easy-to-understand explanations enhanced by simple illustrations. Last-Minute Optics, Second Edition allows you to test your knowledge while increasing your understanding of optics. Designed in a clear, concise, question-and-answer format, this book allows for self-assessment and a chance to test your understanding before you read the answer.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556429279
Publisher:
SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
374,320
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Dedication v

Figure List viii

Table List ix

Acknowledgments xi

About the Authors xiii

Introduction to the First Edition xv

Introduction to the Second Edition xvii

Section 1 Basic Principles 1

Section 2 Vergence, Lenses, Objects, and Images 7

Section 3 The Model Eye 15

Section 4 Visual Acuity Testing 19

Section 5 Refraction and Optical Dispensing 23

Section 6 Lens Effectivity and Vertex Distance 31

Section 7 Accommodation, Presbyopia, and Bifocals 37

Section 8 Astigmatism 45

Section 9 Aberrations, Distortions, and Irregularities 57

Section 10 Contact Lenses 61

Section 11 Intraocular Lenses 65

Section 12 Refractive Surgery 71

Section 13 Magnification and Telescopes 75

Section 14 Low Vision 81

Section 15 Mirrors 85

Section 16 Prisms and Diplopia 89

Section 17 Instruments 99

Section 18 Good People, Bad Optics: The Dissatisfied Patient 111

Section 19 Important Formulas 115

Index 119

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