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November 1995

Contact Lens Practice: A Clinical Guide

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Madison, Wis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1995;113(11):1365. doi:10.1001/archopht.1995.01100110025016

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It was not so long ago that developments in the contact lens field were so rapid that by the time a text was published, it was already outdated. That certainly is not true of this book. This trio of European optometrists have written a very readable text that fosters a better understanding of today's contact lens materials and designs. This book also covers a thorough review of the fundamentals that facilitates the understanding of future contact lens developments.

a fresh look at contemporary contact lens practice  The book is divided into four parts with a total of eight appendixes. It includes numerous illustrations in addition to 55 colored plates. Part 1, "The Background to Contact Lenses," is fairly abbreviated and covers contact lens development and lens types. Part 2, "Hard Corneal Lenses," discusses materials, designs, and fitting techniques. The section on fluorescein pattern evaluation is superb and has excellent color

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