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September 1947

An Introduction to the Prescribing and Fitting of Contact Lenses.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(3):414. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010423019

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Several books on contact lenses have appeared in this country. Of these, the most comprehensive was that by Obrig, which has already been reviewed in the Archives (28: 568 [Sept.] 1942). The authors of the book under review, which is the first of its kind to be printed in England, have been much influenced by Obrig's work and generously acknowledge the obligation.

All known methods of fitting contact glasses are carefully described, but the authors prefer the technic of the molded lens. For taking the impression they used "negocoll" at first, but now prefer "moldite" (made in the United States) or "zelex," a British preparation. A positive cast of dental stone is then made and sent to the lens makers, who return semifitted plastic shells. These are then modified to fit accurately.

In considering the problem of contact glasses as a whole, the authors are objective and honest. They point

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