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August 1991

Fitting Guide for Rigid and Soft Contact Lenses: A Practical Approach

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(8):1071. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080080031017

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The third edition of this well-seasoned text is panoramic in scope, up to date, well organized, and easily readable. The text appears to have been written for the intermediate to advanced contact lens practitioner. Although it will not discourage the energetic beginner, he or she may be over-whelmed by its profuse exposition of "pearls."

"... for the intermediate to advanced contact lens practitioner."

The book is divided into four parts. "Fundamentals," the first part, could be a book in itself. It begins with a chapter on anatomy and physiology of the cornea that combines unusually clear drawings with comprehensive descriptions. A second chapter is devoted to contact lens terminology, with helpful drawings, concise text, and an exhaustive glossary. By now, the reader expects the Fitting Guide to be a remarkable text. Any doubt is dispelled when Josephson's chapter on the anterior ocular surface and tear film is read. An added treat

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