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Practical Ophthalmic Lenses


(3rd edition)

Prof M Jalie SMSA FBDO (Hons) HonFCGI HonFCOptom MIMgt and L Wray BSc FCOptom DCLP DOrth

Published by ABDO

400 pages, 126 diagrams, 101 experiments


ISBN – 0900099259


The book is based upon lecture and practical work undertaken on the course for dispensing opticians and ophthalmic optical technicians in the Department of Applied Optics at City & Islington College. The experiments are set out in a sequence which provides an integrated introduction to the applied optics of spectacle lenses. A range of experiments describe a system for surfacing instruction, which enable spectacle lenses to be ground accurately to obtain the correct thickness, power and prism. Examples of simple computer programs are given for programmable calculators and computers.

Essential reading for the following ABDO College course:

  • Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing

Recommended reading for the following ABDO College course:

  • Fellowship Dispensing Diploma