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July 1967

Papers Presented at Second American Optometric Association Contact Lens Symposium.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;78(1):108. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980030110024

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Worldwide Abstracts of Published Papers Pertaining to Contact Lenses.  Pp 170. Morrison Laboratories, Inc., Green & Division St, Harrisburg, Pa, 1963.The important role of optometrists, lens technicians, and optical manufacturers in the development and improvement of corneal contact lenses should be fully recognized. After the unsuccessful experience with contact lenses in the 1930's most ophthalmologists were backward-looking and skeptical about all developments in contact lenses. In large measure it remained for para medical groups to do the work that led to the development of the small corneal lens which is now held in such favor by the ophthalmic community. The two volumes under review attest to the importance of these groups in advancing our knowledge of contact lenses.Although the papers presented at the second American Optometric Association Contact Lens Symposium are uneven, some of them are first-rate; and many practicing ophthalmologists now fitting contact lenses would benefit

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