Contact Lens Practice

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Nathan Efron
Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier, 2010 - Medical - 474 pages

Thoroughly revised and updated, this popular book provides a comprehensive yet easy to read guide to modern contact lens practice. Beautifully re-designed in a clean, contemporary layout, this second edition presents relevant and up-to-date information in a systematic manner, with a logical flow of subject matter from front to back.

This book wonderfully captures the 'middle ground' in the contact lens field . somewhere between a dense research-based tome and a basic fitting guide. As such, it is ideally suited for both students and general eye care practitioners who require a practical, accessible and uncluttered account of the contact lens field.




  • Outlines a rational clinical approach to modern contact lens fitting - practical advice for the clinic and the classroom

  • Logical structure and systematic layout, with relevant chapters grouped into coherent sections for easy reference

  • Up-to-date for accurate information

  • Chapters are contextualised through cross-referencing - helping to reflect the relative importance of different topics

  • Provides an 'historical time line' of contact lens development and explains the current global situation

  • Explains how contact lenses are fabricated, designed, manufactured and measured

  • Reviews the scientific principles that underpin the clinical application of contact lenses



  • New chapter on daily disposable contact lenses.

  • Contributing authors comprising optometrists, ophthalmologists, dispensing opticians, industry experts, researchers and clinicians - all of whom are true international leaders in their sub-specialty areas.

  • Many new line diagrams and clinical photographs to illustrate, inform and explain the concepts outlined in the text.

  • Special consideration is given to the most popular lens replacement systems - daily, two-weekly and monthly.

  • Extensive appendices to assist chair-side decision making in everyday practice.

  • Efron Grading Scales for Contact Lens Complications.

  • Evidence-based approach with numerous up-to-date references at the end of each chapter.

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Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Department of Optometry and Ophthalmology, Brisbane, Australia

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