System for Ophthalmic Dispensing / Edition 3

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Overview

The ultimate ophthalmic dispensing reference, this book provides a step-by-step system for properly fitting and adjusting eyewear. It covers every aspect of dispensing — from basic terminology to frame selection to eyewear fitting, adjusting, and repairing. Perfect for both students who are just learning about dispensing and practitioners who want to keep their skills up to date, this resource offers in-depth discussions of all types of lenses, including multifocal, progressive, absorptive, safety, recreational, aspheric, and high index. Plus, it goes beyond the basics to explore the "how" and "why" behind lens selection, to help you better understand and meet your patients' vision needs.

• A glossary of key terms provides easy access to definitions.
• Proficiency tests at the end of each chapter reinforce your understanding of the material through multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and true/false questions.

• A new full-color design with hundreds of illustrations that clearly demonstrate key procedures, concepts, and techniques.
• Updated coverage of the latest dispensing procedures and equipment.
• Detailed information on the newest types of lenses, including progressive, absorptive, aspheric, and atoric.
• Updated photos feature more current frames and lenses, keeping the book up to date with today's eye care trends.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Adam Gordon
This book is a comprehensive yet practical guide to the field of optical dispensing and ophthalmic lens technology. The new second edition is much more than an update of the 1979 first edition. Most chapters have been completely revised or rewritten, and the very latest developments are included. The preface states that the book is ""intended to serve the full spectrum of those involved in the dispensing process, including students, experienced practitioners, and those learning on the job."" The authors have done a remarkable job in creating a very user-friendly text to meet the needs of so many different professionals. The primary audience will be students in schools of optometry as well as in optician training programs. The format is highly readable and understandable, and ophthalmic dispensers and optometric/ophthalmic technicians will also benefit. Each chapter contains a proficiency test at the end. Assistants and technicians being trained ""on-the-job"" will appreciate the chapters covering basic math principles and elementary optics of refraction. The first 12 chapters cover the selection, ordering, verification, adjustment, and repair of modern eyewear. These chapters feature numerous high-quality black and white photos. The final 10 chapters cover the major clinical topics in ophthalmic optics and make extensive use of line drawings and worked examples. There are three quick reference guides at the front of the book and three appendixes at the end. This is an outstanding contribution to the field of optical dispensing and ophthalmic optics. The second edition is completely revised and enhanced in a very reader-friendly format. Recent developments in lens materials, designs,coatings, and ANSI standards are covered in detail. The chapter on progressive addition lenses is one of the best available. I highly recommend this book to any student or practitioner seeking to learn or update their understanding of ophthalmic lenses and optical dispensing.
Booknews
For students, people training on the job, and experienced practitioners involved in the dispensing eye glasses. The first half explains practical aspects, such as frame selection, operations dealing with multifocal measurement, ordering, verification, dispensing the finished prescription, and any ensuring readjustments or repairs. The second half delves into the optics involved, and may be studied first, last, or concurrently. Also includes a troubleshooting guide, a text- marking system to assist rapid learning by prioritizing information, and a glossary without pronunciation. No date is noted for the first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Adam Gordon, OD, MPH (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Description: This book is a comprehensive yet practical guide to the field of optical dispensing and ophthalmic lens technology. The new second edition is much more than an update of the 1979 first edition. Most chapters have been completely revised or rewritten, and the very latest developments are included.
Purpose: The preface states that the book is "intended to serve the full spectrum of those involved in the dispensing process, including students, experienced practitioners, and those learning on the job." The authors have done a remarkable job in creating a very user-friendly text to meet the needs of so many different professionals.
Audience: The primary audience will be students in schools of optometry as well as in optician training programs. The format is highly readable and understandable, and ophthalmic dispensers and optometric/ophthalmic technicians will also benefit. Each chapter contains a proficiency test at the end. Assistants and technicians being trained "on-the-job" will appreciate the chapters covering basic math principles and elementary optics of refraction.
Features: The first 12 chapters cover the selection, ordering, verification, adjustment, and repair of modern eyewear. These chapters feature numerous high-quality black and white photos. The final 10 chapters cover the major clinical topics in ophthalmic optics and make extensive use of line drawings and worked examples. There are three quick reference guides at the front of the book and three appendixes at the end.
Assessment: This is an outstanding contribution to the field of optical dispensing and ophthalmic optics. The second edition is completely revised and enhanced in a very reader-friendly format. Recent developments in lens materials, designs, coatings, and ANSI standards are covered in detail. The chapter on progressive addition lenses is one of the best available. I highly recommend this book to any student or practitioner seeking to learn or update their understanding of ophthalmic lenses and optical dispensing.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750674805
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/16/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 100,682
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Frame Types and Parts

2. Frame Measurements and Marking

3. Measuring the Interpupillary Distance

4. Frame Selection

5. MRP Placement, Multi-Focal Height and Lens Blank Size Determination

6. Ordering and Verification

7. Lens Insertion

8. Standard Alignment

9. Adjusting the Frame

10. Frame Repairs and Modifications

11. Review of Elementary Mathematical Principles

12. Characteristics of Ophthalmic Lenses

13. Lens Curvature and Thickness

14. Optical Considerations with Increasing Lens Power

15. Optical Prism: Power and Base Direction

16. Optical Prism: Decentration and Thickness

17. Fresnel Prisms and Lenses

18. Lens Design

19. Segmented Multifocal Lenses

20. Progressive Addition Lenses

21. Anisometropia

22. Absorptive Lenses

23. Lens Materials, Safety and Sports Eyewear

24. Fabrication of Eyewear

Appendix A: ANSI Z80-1995 Prescription Ophthalmic Lenses—Recommendations

Appendix B: ANSI Z87.1-1989 Eye and Face Protector Selection Chart

Appendix C: Special Purpose Frames

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