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October 18, 1947

Principles of the Contact Lens

JAMA. 1947;135(7):468. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890070070037

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Most of the material in this monograph on the theory, optics and fitting of contact glasses deals with the stock lenses, and since in the United States the molded, plastic lenses have almost entirely supplanted those made of glass, the book will probably find a small market. The most informative chapter for the average physician is that on indications for the use of contact lenses. The chapters on fitting and tolerance are of interest chiefly to an ophthalmologist. There are two pages about plastic lenses. The author concludes with brief remarks on alteration of refractive power, safety to the eye and instructions to the patient.

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