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Contact Lens Manual


(4th edition)

Andrew Gasson FCOptom DCLP FAAO and Judith Morris MSc FCOptom FAAO FIACLE

Published by Butterworth Heinemann


ISBN – 9780750675901


The Contact Lens Manual continues to meet the needs of a new generation of optometrists, dispensing opticians, contact lens practitioners and students who require clear and reliable information for fitting a complete range of contact lenses. The fourth edition of this best-selling classic, now in full colour throughout, provides the most up-to-date guidance in all aspects of today’s lenses in a practical and easy to use manual. Featuring new developments in lens types, care regimes, current practices, and a bonus CD-ROM with brand new video footage as well as a range of learning tools, this manual offers a complete package to help readers expand their lens knowledge, improve fitting and optimise patient care.

New for this fourth edition:

  • Features updates to all chapters and lens types with a wealth of new information on silicone hydrogels, toric soft lenses, rigid gas-permeable fitting and patient after care
  • Presents a new chapter on dry eyes with expert guidance on treatment and practical management advice
  • Includes an expanded illustration programme and page design with full colour throughout including colour-coded sections and boxes to highlight key information for easier learning
  • Contains a bonus CD-ROM with brand new video footage of lens and eye care regimes, along with over 100 clinical photographs, images from the book, simulations and calculation tools

All the features that have made this text such a popular best-selling book have been retained, including the bullet-point format, general advice, warning notices and its individual and down-to-earth approach. Truly a compulsory purchase for all optometrists, dispensing opticians, contact lens practitioners and students. If you only ever buy one contact lens book, make sure this is the one!

Essential reading for the following ABDO College course:

  • Contact Lens Certificate