The Contact Lens Manual, A Practical Guide to Fitting, 4th Edition

The Contact Lens Manual

4th Edition A Practical Guide to Fitting

By Andrew Gasson, FCOptom, DCLP, FAAO, Contact Lens Practitioner, London, UK and Judith A. Morris, MSc, FCOptom, FAAO, FIACLE, Director of Contact Lens Teaching, City University, London, and Head of Contact Lenses, Institute of Optometry, London, UK


How to use this book

Common Abbreviations


Section 1: Preliminaries

1. Background

2. Instrumentation

3. Record Keeping

4. Consulting room procedures and equipment

5. Preliminary considerations and examination

6. Dry eyes and the tear film

7. Lens types and materials


Section 2: Rigid Gas Permeable Lens Fitting

8. Principles of rigid lens design

9. Development of rigid lens design

10. Rigid lens selection and fitting

11. Fluorescein patterns and fitting

12. Aspheric lenses

13. Rigid lens specification and verification

14. Orthokeratology and reverse geometry lenses


Section 3: Hydrogel and Silicone Hydrogel Fitting

15. Soft lens fitting and design

16. Soft lens fitting characteristics

17. Other soft lens fitting considerations

18. Disposable lenses and frequent (planned) replacement

19. Silicone Hydrogels

20. Soft lens specification and verification


Section 4: Complex Lenses

22. Toric rigid lenses

23. Toric soft lenses

24. Lenses for presbyopia

25. Special lens features and applications


Section 5: Management

26. Care systems

27. Lens collection and patient instruction

28. Aftercare

29. Aftercare Complications

30. Additional Aftercare Procedures


Section 6: Children and Therapeutic Lenses

31. Contact lenses and children

32. Therapeutic and Complex Lens Designs


Glossary of contact lens-related terms