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January 1965

Corneal Contact Lenses.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;73(1):146. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970030148031

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It is hard to recall the recent climate of opinion which prevailed in most ophthalmological circles about contact lenses. Even six years ago many leading ophthalmologists distrusted them, were ignorant of them, and faintly disapproved of their colleagues who attempted to encourage their use and to fit them. Times change, and contact lenses are now respectable and a subject of great interest to residents and practicing ophthalmologists alike. The present book, a healthy collaboration of physicians, technicians, and a biochemist, is an excellent source of knowledge for ophthalmologists who would learn how to fit lenses and for those who would only like to evaluate and understand the lenses that their patients wear. Among the best features are chapters on designing, manufacturing, checking, and modifying corneal contact lenses... information about which most ophthalmologists are ignorant. There is also a refreshing chapter on the optical principles of contact lens fitting, where it

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