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June 1958

Contact Lenses.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(6):980. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940070194026

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This book is a curious mixture of extremely valuable data as relates to the fitting of contact glasses and their practical application and worthless claims, largely of the testimonial variety, for the use of contact glasses in various conditions. The authors, who are expert in their field and who have been pioneers in the fitting of contact lenses in this country, present in this third edition what is probably the best text in English on this subject. It is too bad that they have not been more selective in the material they have published, such as, for example, their inclusion of the recommendation of contact glasses for retinitis pigmentosa. Statments such as, "Contact lenses have proved of considerable aid in retinitis pigmentosa, not as a cure, but as a means of prolonging useful vision for periods beyond that possible without their aid," detract from a book of this character and

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