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Ophthalmic Lenses
     

Ophthalmic Lenses

by Mo Jalie
 

Based on a very successful series first published in Optician journal, this lavishly illustrated and best selling textbook provides the principles and practice of ophthalmic lens dispensing. Completely revised and updated, this 2nd edition offers a wealth of experience and knowledge in one readily accessible and attractively presented book. Featuring the essential

Overview

Based on a very successful series first published in Optician journal, this lavishly illustrated and best selling textbook provides the principles and practice of ophthalmic lens dispensing. Completely revised and updated, this 2nd edition offers a wealth of experience and knowledge in one readily accessible and attractively presented book. Featuring the essential theory and practical information readers need to successfully dispense ophthalmic lenses, this 2nd edition also includes valuable tutorials and lens design programs on CD-ROM.

• A full color design with numerous illustrations presents essential information in an attractive, readily accessible form.
• 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 distills years of experience into a single volume.

• New materials and products have been added to keep readers totally up to date.
• Content has been thoroughly reviewed for accuracy and relevance.
• New material has been added on antireflective coatings and tints, progressive lenses, safety and standards, lens manufacture, and expanded theory with an emphasis on practice.
• The companion CD-ROM includes new tutorials to help explain points in the text and a new lens design program.
• New illustrations further reinforce theory.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Joseph Strizalkowski(State University of New York)
Description: This book is full of useful information on ophthalmic lenses and their design, though it is perhaps a little too technical for the student or apprentice optician. However, it lacks basic dispensing techniques although the title indicates it covers this topic. Nonetheless, it is a very useful source for almost all aspects of lenses and their design.
Purpose: The purpose is to bring opticians up-to-date with the changes in lens types, materials, forms, and treatments. This edition also includes a CD-ROM on lens design to enhance the value of this book. The objectives of this book are indeed worthy, as the information is very detailed and current. The book meets the objectives and the average optician now has a very good source of lens information.
Audience: This book is written for all opticians, but the information is too intense for apprentice opticians (self taught) who are not enrolled in an accredited course of opticianry. The book is, however, an excellent source for master opticians, licensed opticians, instructors, and their students. The author states that students have commented on the ease of use of this book and perhaps that is true. I find the information would need much explaining to most students, so it could be a good book for students taking an opticianry course at an accredited institution. The author is very credible.
Features: This book covers all technical aspects of lenses and their design. It contains a wealth of geometric optics. It would be good for the student who is taking a written test for certification in opticianry whose requirements include geometric and physical optics. The CD-ROM makes the information in the book even more useful to the user. The book is sectioned off nicely and the use of color graphics is a nice enhancement. The main shortcoming is the lack of dispensing information. It does a good job of helping readers understand and design lenses, but not how to dispense them.
Assessment: I would recommned this book because of its intense detail about lenses and their design. Having this book as a reference in my dispensary will make it one of the best as it covers the theory and technical aspects of lens design. The books I have now are either outdated or not technical enough. The CD-ROM is a bonus and presents ophthalmic dispensing information in the most up-to-date format.
3 Stars from Doody
Booknews
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750655262
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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