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August 1975

Contact Lens Practice: Hard and Flexible Lenses

Author Affiliations

Brookline, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(8):703-704. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020661020

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The fly-leaf on this second edition states, "This text clearly represents the most comprehensive coverage of the contact lens field. All methods and philosophies of fitting contact lenses are discussed in an objective and unbiased manner." I agree with these two statements. However, the reader should be warned that much of the material in this text is presented in an encyclopedic rather than a didactic manner. Many of the numerous fitting techniques described are only of historical interest, and others simply reflect a statistical conceptualization of the experiences and prejudices of their proponents; yet these are presented with little or no editorial comment. This lack of guidance may be frustrating to the average reader. However, this confusion may be avoided if one assumes that this material is simply a preamble to the author's chapter describing his personal concepts on contact lens fitting. In fact, other than the chapter on keratoconus,

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