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Practical Dispensing


The Kindle version can be purchased via Amazon here for £31

3rd edition

A I Griffiths FBDO (Hons) Dip Dist Ed

Published by ABDO

194 pages, over 180 diagrams, 16 tables


ISBN – 090009933X

A handbook for those engaged in ophthalmic dispensing and allied activities.


  • History
  • Spherical Lenses
  • Astigmatic Lenses
  • Toric Lenses
  • Best Form Lenses
  • Aspheric Lenses
  • Neutralisation-Focimeter
  • Ophthalmic Prisms
  • Facial Measurements
  • Paediatric Dispensing
  • Prismatic Effects
  • Bifocals
  • Trifocals
  • Progressive Lenses
  • Lens Media
  • High-powered Lenses
  • Tinted & Protective Lenses
  • Lens Surfacing/Glazing
  • Spectacle Frame Materials
  • Frame Measurements
  • Adjustments
  • Ordering
  • Dealing with Problems
  • Appendices include Cylinders in Oblique Meridians, Sags of Lens Surfaces, Compensation for Change in Vertex Distance

Essential reading for the following ABDO College courses:

  • Access Optics and Dispensing
  • Fellowship Dispensing Diploma
  • Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing