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Essentials of Dispensing


The Kindle version can be purchased via Amazon here for £28.

(2nd edition)

A H Tunnacliffe BA PhD Dip Maths DCLP FCOptom

Published by ABDO

129 text pages, 156 figures, 28 tables


ISBN – 9780900099304


The what, how and why dispensing manual. Presented in article format, it tells and shows in diagrams how to dispense single vision, bifocal, trifocal and progressive lenses and tints. You can specify the best form for minus lenses from computer-generated tables, determine the vertex distance when the frame is unglazed, understand the fitting of aspheric single vision and bifocal lenses, picture the forces which hold a frame in place, and much much more.

Essential reading for the following ABDO College courses:

  • Fellowship Dispensing Diploma
  • Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing