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February 1945

Technique of Fitting Contact Lenses.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1945;33(2):164. doi:10.1001/archopht.1945.00890140084014

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This booklet describes the technic of fitting plastic contact lenses by means of impressions taken from the living eye. The author recommends the use of tetracaine and epinephrine to provide anesthesia and to reduce congestion. The cast is then taken with a molding powder and a plastic lens prepared from the mold. No description of the manufacture of the lens is given, the remainder of the book being devoted to methods of adjusting the lens, instructions to the patient and the composition of the solutions employed.

This treatise is essentially practical in content, little attention being given to theory. The exposition is clear, and the illustrations, mostly photographic, are excellent. The book is of value only as a guide because such involved technical procedures are learned only under the supervision of an experienced teacher.


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