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Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science


(7th edition)

Michel Millodot OD MSc PhD DOSc(Hon)
Professor Emeritus, Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Part-time Visiting Professor and Academic Adviser at Hadassah College of Technolog

Published by Butterworth Heinemann Health

372 pages, 193 illustrations

Completely updated, revised and redesigned, Michel Millodot’s classic Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science continues to be an essential classic text for all optometrists in training and in practice, and for all those involved in the optical industry. The Dictionary has lost none of the features that have made it so successful in the past: the succinct understandable definitions, a wealth of tables and illustrations, and the practical clinical advice.


  • Over 4200 terms
  • Not only a dictionary but also contains clinical advice
  • Synoptic tables and helpful illustrations
  • New design and layout and now in two colour
  • The latest information on refractive surgery, ocular therapeutics and investigative techniques
  • Still contains all the foundation information that has made this book so successful in the past, such as basic sciences, optics and refraction

New in this edition:

  • Many new entries covering ocular pathology, ocular pharmacology and therapeutics; ocular anatomy and basic sciences; investigative techniques; psychology of vision and visual perception
  • Totally updated to include the latest information on refractive surgery, co-managed care and contact lenses
  • A fresh new colour approach to help you find the information quickly.
  • New tables and artwork

Essential reading for the following ABDO College course:

  • Contact Lens Certificate

Recommended reading for the following ABDO College course:

  • Fellowship Dispensing Diploma