In this thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Contact Lens Practice, award-winning author, researcher and lecturer, Professor Nathan Efron, provides a comprehensive, evidence-based overview of the scientific foundation and clinical applications of contact lens fitting. The text has been refreshed by the inclusion of ten new authors – a mixture of scientists and clinicians, all of whom are at the cutting edge of their specialty. The chapters are highly illustrated in full colour and subject matter is presented in a clear and logical format to allow the reader to quickly hone in the desired information.
A widely popular option for vision correction, contact lenses are also useful for the treatment of many serious optical disorders. Like any therapeutic tool, however, they have both positive and negative effects, and a variety of complications can result from their use. Diagnosing and treating these complications and injuries – which sometimes mimic eye diseases – can be complex. Drawing on more than 25 years of knowledge and experience, Contact Lens Complications is the first text to provide a practical, comprehensive overview of the eye injuries caused by wearing contact lenses. This book is filled with hundreds of outstanding, full-color illustrations of problems associated with contact lenses, including eyelid lesions, eye tears, hygiene complications, and lens accidents. You will learn how to confidently manage these problems and effectively distinguish them from common ophthalmic diseases. Additionally, the book covers: treatment guidelines; patient examination and counseling; types of contact lenses available today; common lens fitting and wearing problems; and much more! * More than 450 exquisite color photographs and illustrations to facilitate quick injury/disease diagnosis* Meticulous, step-by-step techniques for eye examination* Easy-to-understand terminology, even to those new to contact lens patient care* Clear and concise disease prevention guidelines* Practical patient management tips Contact Lens Complications gives medical professionals factual, clear, current information on the injuries and complications caused by wearing contact lenses. Essential for anyone involved in vision care, this authoritative and eminently practical work is certain to become a key resource in the field.
The Contact Lens Manual continues to meet the needs of a new generation of optometrists, dispensing opticians, contact lens practitioners and students who require clear and reliable information for fitting a complete range of contact lenses.
The fourth edition of this best-selling classic, now in full colour throughout, provides the most up-to-date guidance in all aspects of today’s lenses in a practical and easy to use manual. Featuring new developments in lens types, care regimes, current practices, and a bonus CD-ROM with brand new video footage as well as a range of learning tools, this manual offers a complete package to help readers expand their lens knowledge, improve fitting and optimise patient care.
- The authors use a down-to-earth practical approach to distil years of experience into one handy volume.
- A bullet point style makes the information easily accessible.
- Key information is presented so it can be quickly located.
- Practical tips, clinical pearls, helpful advice, and warnings are presented in boxes so readers can see at a glance what to do.
- Features updates to all chapters and lens types with a wealth of new information on silicone hydrogels, toric soft lenses, rigid gas-permeable fitting and patient after care.
- Presents a new chapter on dry eyes with expert guidance on treatment and practical management advice.
- Includes an expanded illustration programme and page design with full colour throughout including colour-coded sections and boxes to highlight key information for easier learning.
- Contains a bonus CD-ROM with brand new video footage of lens and eye care regimes, along with over 100 clinical photographs, images from the book, simulations and calculation tools.
Nathan Efron BScOptom PhD (Melbourne) DSc (Manchester) FAAO (Dip CCLRT) FIACLE FCCLSA FBCLA FACO (Author)
Publication Date: June 29, 2012 | ISBN-10: 0702042692 | ISBN-13: 978-0702042690 | Edition: 3
Effectively manage even the most challenging contact lens complications with help from Contact Lens Complications, 3rd Edition! Award-winning author, clinician, and researcher Professor Nathan Efron presents a thoroughly up-to-date, clinician-friendly guide to identifying, understanding, and managing ocular response to contact lens wear.
Evaluate and manage patients efficiently with an organization that parallels your clinical decision making, arranging complications logically by tissue pathologies.
Turn to the lavish illustrations and full-color schematic diagrams for a quick visual understanding of the causes and remedies for contact lens complications.
Stay up to date with the latest advances and concepts in contact-lens-related ocular pathology, including findings from the Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS), the International Workshop on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, a new approach to corneal inflammatory events and microbial keratitis, and new instrumentation and techniques for anterior eye examination.
Find information quickly with the updated “Complications Quick-Find Index” at the beginning of the book – both a valuable aid to formulating a rapid diagnosis and treatment plan, and a useful study tool for examinations.
Consult the most comprehensive and widely-used grading system available, as well as 350 new references that reflect an evidence-based approach, and dozens of superb new illustrations that help you instantly recognize clinical signs.
Access the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com, as well as a downloadable image gallery, redesigned grading morphs, and upgraded self-help grading tutor programs that help you assess condition severity.
Identify, understand, and manage contact lens complications in modern-day practice.
By Milton M. Hom, Adrian S. Bruce
Written in a concise, practical, outline manner, Manual of Contact Lens Prescribing and Fitting, 3rd Edition follows the logical progression of patient care, from basic prefitting topics, through rigid lens, soft lenses and advanced/specialty issues. Valuable management information assists in fitting and problem-solving situations, and clinical pearls in every chapter highlight key points. The companion CD-ROM uses video, animation, and morphing to demonstrate the skills of movement and position that are necessary to correctly fit rigid contact lenses.
- Covers both rigid and soft contact lenses.
- Enhances the reader’s understanding through video and animation on the CD-ROM.
- Begins with prefitting topics and ends with specialty topics, progressing logically as the optometrist would care for the patient
- Two new chapters on patient selection and contact lens optics.
- Contributions from new authors and updating throughout to reflect the newest modalities and references.
- Thoroughly revised CD-ROM is more user-friendly for both the student and clinician, with additional color images and information on Soft Contacts and the Tear Film, Translating Bifocals (Multimedia), Keratoconus, and Post-Penetrating Keratoplasty.
By Ronald K. Watanabe OD FAAO
Test your skills and enhance your contact lens acumen
Unique case study format challenges you to develop your own differential diagnoses before presenting treatment solutions
Combined clinical pearls and color photographs make this book an essential purchase
Test your skills in treating contact lens problems! Clinical case report layout allows you to think through the clinical decision making process of diagnosing and managing complex contact lens cases.
By Andrew Franklin BSc FBCO DOrth DCLP, Ngaire Franklin BSc FC Optom DCLP
EYE ESSENTIALS is a series of user-friendly, rapid-reference books designed to address the core skills required by the eye care practitioner in modern optical practice. Each full colour title is authored by experts in the subject area. The common format of each volume makes for exceptional ease of reference. The titles emphasizes the practical, rather than theoretical, elements of optometry and optics. Addressing classical concepts and new developments in the optical industry, EYE ESSENTIALS is a comprehensive series that the eye care practitioner will find invaluable in routine or specialized practice.
* Practical advice from experts in the field
* Highly designed, modern with tables and synoptic text
* White-coat-pocket book
* Pulls the information together in one place very concisely
* Well illustrated in full colour throughout
By Edward S Bennett, Vinita Allee Henry
Thoroughly revised and updated–and now in full color for the first time–this manual is a complete, current, and convenient “how-to” guide to fitting, evaluating, and troubleshooting contact lenses, particularly specialty contact lens designs. The book is the perfect quick reference to consult during a patient’s examination and a user-friendly study guide for boards. Each chapter includes clinical cases, nomograms, and a proficiency checklist. This edition has over 200 new illustrations, including 169 full-color photographs. Coverage includes new information on silicone hydrogels, disposable lenses, and new lens designs, materials, and care systems, as well as significant updates on clinical topics such as orthokeratology and bifocals. The contributors represent sixteen schools and colleges of optometry
This thorough overview contains comprehensive coverage of clinical contact lens practice for those involved in contact lens prescribing, fitting, and care. Designed for easy access, it presents essential information in a concise format that highlights key, need-to-know points.
Totally updated and revised, and now containing a second colour throughout, this essential practical manual and CD-Rom continues to provide optometry students and practitioners with an accessible, clinical manual to all aspects of contact lens fitting and contact lens client care.
All the features that have made this text such a popular bestselling book have been retained, including the bullet point format, clinical pearls, warning notices and its individual down-to-earth practical approach.
Truly a compulsory purchase for all optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens practitioners. If you only every buy one contact lens book, make sure it is this one!
This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to contact lenses. It also gives extensive lists of bibliographic citations. Finally, it provides information to users on how to update their knowledge using various Internet resources. The book is designed for physicians, medical students preparing for Board examinations, medical researchers, and patients who want to become familiar with research dedicated to contact lenses. If your time is valuable, this book is for you. First, you will not waste time searching the Internet while missing a lot of relevant information. Second, the book also saves you time indexing and defining entries. Finally, you will not waste time and money printing hundreds of web pages.