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ISBN: 9780702066603
Page Count: 496
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $199.99

Contact Lens Practice, 3rd Edition

by Nathan Efron, Efron, BSCOptom, PhD, DSc, FAAO, FIACLE, FCCLSA, FBCLA, FACO


ISBN: 9780702066603
Page Count: 496
Imprint: Elsevier
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In this thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Contact Lens Practice, award-winning author, researcher and lecturer, Professor Nathan Efron, provides a comprehensive, evidence-based overview of the scientific foundation and clinical applications of contact lens fitting. The text has been refreshed by the inclusion of ten new authors – a mixture of scientists and clinicians, all of whom are at the cutting edge of their specialty. The chapters are highly illustrated in full colour and subject matter is presented in a clear and logical format to allow the reader to quickly hone in the desired information.

    • Ideal for an optometrist, ophthalmologist, orthoptist, optician, student, or work in the industry, this book will serve as an essential companion and guide to current thinking and practice in the contact lens field.
    • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
    • Highlights of this edition include a new chapter on myopia control contact lenses, as well are completely rewritten chapters, by new authors, on keratoconus, orthokeratology, soft and rigid lens measurement and history taking.
  • Contents

    Contributing authors




    Part I Introduction

    1 History

    2 Anterior eye

    3 Visual optics

    Part II Soft contact lenses

    4 Soft lens materials

    5 Soft lens manufacture

    6 Soft lens optics

    7 Soft lens measurement

    8 Soft lens design and fitting

    9 Soft toric lens design and fitting

    10 Soft lens care systems

    Part III Rigid contact lenses

    11 Rigid lens materials

    12 Rigid lens manufacture

    13 Rigid lens optics

    14 Rigid lens measurement

    15 Rigid lens design and fitting

    16 Rigid toric lens design and fitting

    17 Rigid lens care systems

    Part IV Lens replacement modalities

    18 Daily disposable soft lenses

    19 Reusable soft lenses

    20 Planned replacement rigid lenses

    Part V Special lenses and fitting considerations

    21 Scleral lenses

    22 Tinted lenses

    23 Presbyopia

    24 Extended wear

    25 Sport

    26 Keratoconus

    27 High ametropia

    28 Babies and children

    29 Therapeutic applications

    30 Post-refractive surgery

    31 Post-keratoplasty

    32 Orthokeratology

    33 Myopia control

    34 Diabetes

    Part VI Patient examination and management

    35 History taking

    36 Diagnostic instruments

    37 Preliminary examination

    38 Patient education

    39 Aftercare

    40 Complications

    41 Digital imaging

    42 Compliance

    43 Practice management


    A Contact lens design and specifications

    B Contact lens tolerances

    C Vertex distance correction

    D Corneal curvature – corneal power conversion

    E Extended keratometer range conversion

    F Soft lens average thickness

    G Soft lens oxygen performance

    H Constant edge clearance rigid lens designs

    I Soft toric lens misalignment demonstrator

    J Dry eye questionnaire

    K Efron grading scales for contact lens complications

    L Scleral lens fit scales


  • Nathan Efron, Efron, BSCOptom, PhD, DSc, FAAO, FIACLE, FCCLSA, FBCLA, FACO, Research Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
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