This text provides a "historical time line" of contact lens development and explains the modern day global situation. It explains how contact lenses are fabricated, designed, manufactured and measured, and outlines a rational clinical approach to modern contact lens fitting. The book reviews the scientific principles that underpin the clinical application of contact lenses and details the various applications of contact lenses. Students of optometry and dispensing optics should find all the information that they require within the pages of this text. This book draws together contributions from international experts in the field. It has been rigorously edited to provide a highly readable and approachable book truly relating theory to practice with its evidence based approach with practical protocols and guidance for practitioners. Erudite yet intensely practical, this book provides a definitive and comprehensive account of modern contact lens practice.
Table of Contents
Historical perspective; Structure and function of the anterior eye; Visual optics; Clinical techniques; Soft lens materials; Soft lens manufacture; Soft lens optics; Soft lens measurement; Soft lens design and fitting; Rigid lens materials; Rigid lens manufacture; Rigid lens optics; Rigid lens measurement; Rigid lens design and fitting; Scleral lenses; Unplanned lens replacement; Planned soft lens replacement; Planned rigid lens replacement; Toric lens design and fitting; Correcting presbyopia; Extended wear and continuous wear; Care systems; Tinted lenses; Sport; Contact lens complications; Initial assessment and history taking; Preliminary examination and refraction; Dispensing and patient education; Aftercare examination; Patient compliance; Babies, infants and children; High ametropia; Keratoconus; Post-keratoplasty; Post-refractive surgery; Therapeutic applications; Orthokeratology; Diabetes and other systemic disorders; Practice management