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May 1990

Contact Lens Fitting: A Clinical Text Atlas

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(5):654. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070070040024

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This multiauthored book on contact lenses combines the talents and expertise of the authors with excellent graphics and illustrations. Its 236 pages contain 313 figures and 52 tables that may serve as a valuable reference for the eye care practitioner interested in mastering the basics of contact lens fitting and the management of patients who are difficult to fit.

The book is divided into 11 chapters. The first three chapters contain a comprehensive review of patient evaluation and fitting, and cover the basics of hard, soft, and disposable contact lenses. The extensive illustrations and generalizations in these chapters are mainly useful to new fitters. Five chapters deal with the correction of regular and irregular astigmatism, as well as bifocal, multifocal, and tinted lenses. These chapters are very well written and contain in-depth analyses of the various options, variables, and materials that the ophthalmologist has to consider in the management of

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