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Contact Lenses, 5th Edition

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Completely updated and revised, this classic text provides a definitive reference work on contact lenses for optometrists, dispensing opticians, ophthalmologists and contact lens practitioners. An everyday definitive reference work, this classic, beautifully designed text has been reinvented to provide the modern eye care practitioner with all the essential knowledge that they need in one volume.

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New to This Edition

    • A prestigious list of internationally known experts has contributed chapters and Judith Morris is Consultant Editor for this the fifth edition.
    • The book has been brought up to date to reflect modern day contact lens practice yet still provides the basic scientific foundations. From silicone hydrogels, orthoK and digital imaging to practice law, research projects and practical optics, all you need is included in one volume.
    • Redesigned with numerous high quality line diagrams and clinical illustrations to further explain points brought out in the text.
    • Refocused and tightened, the content has been overhauled to provide you with an essential touchstone for everyday practice.
    • Erudite, definitive and comprehensive the book now concentrates on the evidence behind contact lens practice and enables you to make informed choices about the care you give to your patients.
    • A bonus website provides you with a wealth of practice tools, illustrations, worked examples and calculators as well as helpful worked simulations and examples, plus training videos for further information.

Published Reviews

    "The impressive quantity and quality of information supplied and written in a format that is readily understood, makes this text an invaluable resource for the understanding and prescribing of contact lenses."

    Michael Doyle, Optometrist, Bassendean Optical, philadelphia, USA



    “Contact Lenses is a marvellous book and a pleasure to read….Anyone with the fourth edition of Contact Lenses should seriously consider buying this fifth edition…Think of the changes in contact lens practice in the past 10 years – both daily disposable and silicone hydrogel disposable lenses arrived and are now mainstream; and there have been enormous advances in contact lens designs including multifocal, coloured lenses, keratoconic, scleral and reverse geometry GP lens designs, corneal topography and multipurpose solutions. Furthermore – and this is a major advantage – the fifth edition of Contact Lenses is much more readable and easy to access.

    This is a book that all practitioners who fit contact lenses should buy. It is not just a book; it is a celebration of contact lenses.”

    Adrian Bruce, Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, The University of Melbourne and Victorian College of Optometry




    “The format, colour and graphics are light years ahead of previous editions, and there has been some necessary trimming of chapters in the fast-moving world of contact lenses.

    What I love about this book is the graphics. The chapter on “Anatomy and physiology of the cornea and related structures” (Ruskell and Bergmanson) is equally illuminating and valuable to the experienced practitioner and undergraduate student, largely because of the diagrams and micrographs reinforcing clearly laid out coloured bullet points. All chapters are colour-coded and full of well designed tables for easy reference…This book will be of clinical and academic value to both practitioner and student, and is accompanied with a very good CD-Rom containing extra information on contact lens design and clinical grading scales.”

    Grant Watters MScOptom; DipCLP; FCLS is an optometrist who practises in St Heliers Bay, Auckland.


    "For the practitioner who wishes to maintain a current reference on the topic, the fifth edition of Contact Lenses is a worthwhile investment. For the instructor seeking a comprehensive text for student use, this edition offers a current, colorful, and lively option well worth consideration."

    Peter Bergenske. Optometry and Vision Science:Volume 84(11)November 2007p 1007

Author Information

    Edited by Anthony J. Phillips, MPhil, FBOA, HD, FCOptom, FAAO, FVCO, DCLP, FCLSA, Department of Ophthalmology, Flinders Medical Centre and The Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, Australia; and Lynne Speedwell, BSc, MSc(Health Psych), DCLP, FAAO, Department of Ophthalmology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK; Optometry Department, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK

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Contact Lenses, 5th Edition
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  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 680 Pages
  • Trim Size: 10 7/8 X 8 5/8 in
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8818-5
  • Copyright: 2007