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May 1990

Contact Lenses In Ophthalmology

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(5):654-655. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070070040025

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An easy-to-read, reasonably comprehensive book, Contact Lenses in Ophthalmology, by Wilson and Millis, introduces contact lenses to the beginning fitter. British terms are used throughout the book, which was published in the United Kingdom. Some caution must therefore be exercised by the reader in interpretation. For example, a preference of the authors for front, rather than back, vertex powers is opposite to the convention on this side of the Atlantic. The use of toric peripheral curves is also a British phenomenon. Otherwise, the book may be read by residents and mature practitioners from both sides of the Atlantic with equal ease.

There are strong points in the book. Wilson and Millis present a short but interesting history of contact lens technology. A discussion of the physiology of the cornea, tear film, and lid function provides a useful review. If one knows little of lens handling and care, an excellent presentation

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