Ophthalmic Lenses & Dispensing / Edition 3

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Lavishly illustrated, this highly successful book has been revised and updated but continues to provide the principles and practice of ophthalmic lens dispensing for all optometrists and dispensing opticians. Written by one of the world’s best-known and most highly acclaimed authors, Professor Mo Jalie, this essential text book is a distillation of his years of experience, wisdom and clinical training.
  • A full-colour design with numerous illustrations presents essential information in an attractive, readily accessible form
  • CD-ROM provides helpful tutorials and explanations of the text, including a new lens design tutorial
  • All the information needed to understand and dispense ophthalmic lenses is in one volume
  • Content is based on a highly acclaimed series published in Optician journal
  • A top international expert in the field distils years of experience into a single volume
  • New chapter on sports vision
  • Updated and expanded chapter on progressive lenses
  • Updated and expanded chapter on safety lenses
  • Latest lens types included
  • New material on lens testing
  • CD-ROM contains valuable new animations

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

This textbook introduces modern ophthalmic lenses, and the equipment, instrumentation and methods used for their dispensing. The CD-ROM contains animated diagrams of lens theory in a slide show format that requires Powerpoint 97. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Brian Marshall, O.D.(Marshall Family Eye Care)
Description: This technical guide for dispensing ophthalmic lenses includes a CD-ROM that illustrates the optical theory of the text. Most of the content in the book comes from educational articles written by the author.
Purpose: According to the author, this book was written to provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject of ophthalmic dispensing. It is important that all optical professionals maintain a solid and current foundation in ophthalmic lens theory and application. This book meets the author's objectives by covering all of the main areas of ophthalmic lenses.
Audience: This book is clearly targeted to optometry and optical students. The author has an academic affiliation and has contributed to the field of ophthalmic lenses and design for many years.
Features: All of the primary types of ophthalmic lenses, including myopic, hyperopic, aphakic and multifocal optical lens corrections are included in this book. Particularly well covered is the theory of ophthalmic lenses. It is very technical and thorough in its content. There are many helpful charts and colorful illustrations that clarify the text and provide quick reference. However, the book is too technical in some areas and many of the references are old and antiquated. There is also a problem with the enclosed CD-ROM; some statements that explain diagrams flash across the screen too quickly to read.
Assessment: This well-illustrated book is a good resource for beginning optometry students as well as intermediate level dispensing students or working opticians. It is an important contribution to the field of dispensing ophthalmic lenses due to its completeness and ample color illustrations.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750688949
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/7/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to the theory of ophthalmic lenses

Chapter 2 Form and material of ophthalmic lenses

Chapter 3 Lens centration

Chapter 4 Aspheric lenses

Chapter 5 Reflections from spectacle lens surfaces

Chapter 6 Surface treatments

Chapter 7 Tinted lenses

Chapter 8 Dispensing in myopia

Chapter 9 Dispensing in hypermetropia

Chapter 10 Bifocal lenses

Chapter 11 Trifocal lenses

Chapter 12 Progressive power lenses

Chapter 13 Dispensing in aphakia

Chapter 14 Safety lenses

Chapter 15 Special lenses

Chapter 16 Sports lenses

Chapter 17 Lens manufacture – single vision lens surfaces

Chapter 18 Lens manufacture – multifocal surfaces

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