Optometry: Science, Techniques and Clinical Management

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009 - Medical - 555 pages
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An introduction to the theory and practice of optometry in one succinct volume. From the fundamental science of vision to clinical techniques and the management of common ocular conditions, this book encompasses the essence of contemporary optometric practice. Now in full colour and featuring over 400 new illustrations, this popular text which will appeal to both students and practitioners wishing to keep up to date has been revised significantly. The new edition incorporates recent advances in technology and a complete overview of clinical procedures to improve and update everyday patient care. Contributions from well-known international experts deliver a broad perspective and understanding of current optometric practice. A useful aid for students and the newly qualified practitioner, while providing a rapid reference guide for the more experienced clinician.



  • Comprehensive and logical coverage detailing the full spectrum of optometric practice in one volume.
  • Succinctly covers the basics of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, investigative techniques and clinical management of common eye conditions to provide key topics likely to be met in clinical practice.
  • Discusses the full range of refractive correction, from spectacles and contact lenses to surgical treatment.
  • Includes chapters on the management of special populations, including paediatric, elderly, low vision and special needs patients.
  • Heavily illustrated throughout with key diagrams and images to support the text.


  • Complete restructuring of contents into three sections: basic sciences, clinical techniques and patient management.
  • Full colour throughout with over 400 illustrations.
  • Many new chapters reflecting the changes in optometric practice and technology over the last 20 years, including new imaging and diagnostic procedures and methods of ocular treatment and refractive correction.
  • Now includes internationally renowned authors from around the world.
  • Details a full range of refractive and management approaches for patient care.
 

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Contents

Optometric science
1
Techniques
173
Management
407

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