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Spectacle Lenses – Theory and Practice


C Fowler BSc PhD FCOptom and K Petre BSc PhD MCOptom

Published by Butterworth Heinemann

136 pages


ISBN – 0750623705


Practical and straightforward, this contemporary new handbook provides a highly accessible introduction to the theory and practice of how spectacle lenses are made and how they work in correcting vision. Brimming with sound practical advice and covering many different aspects of dispensing optics, this invaluable bench book also includes a range of ready reference materials. An essential introductory book for all students of optometry and dispensing optics and indeed anyone involved in the prescription or manufacture of spectacle lenses.

Chapters include:

  • Basic optical principles
  • Spherical lens forms
  • Astigmatic lens forms
  • Prisms and prismatic effect
  • Spectacle lens materials and lens manufacture
  • Measurement of lens power
  • Lens aberrations, best form and aspheric lenses
  • Bifocal and trifocal lenses
  • Varifocal lenses
  • Tinted and treated lenses
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