Contact Lenses

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SLACK Incorporated, 1999 - Medical - 171 pages
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The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals is a series that provides fundamental and advanced material with a clinical approach to clinicians and students. A special effort was made to include information needed for the certification exams in ophthalmic and optometric assisting, as well as for surgical assistants, opticians, plus low vision, and contact lens examiners.

Perfect for the optometric and ophthalmic tech, this well-illustrated text includes detailed how-to's that will make contact lens fitting and patient education easy. The author starts with ocular anatomy and how it is affected by contact lens wear. Other topics include lens design and materials, patient selection and examination procedures, and fitting of both soft and rigid lenses (including astigmatic designs). Information on patient instruction, care of products, lens verification/modification, complications, and special fitting situations are also covered.


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Contact Lenses and Ocular Anatomy
Contact Lens Design Parameters and Optics
Patient Selection and Examination Procedures
Fitting HydrogelSoft Contact Lenses
Rigid Gas Permeable Design
Astigmatic Lens Design
Patient Instructions for Handling Lenses
Care Product Systems
Lens Verification and Modification Techniques
Contact Lens Complications
Contact Lenses for Presbyopes
Special Topics

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About the author (1999)

Ken Daniels, OD 

Dr. Ken Daniels has been a clinical investigator for many of the manufacturers of contact lenses, medical devices, and ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. After graduating from the New England College of Optometry in 1987, Dr. Daniels joined Morrison Associates in Harrisburg, PA. He then joined Allergan-American Hydron Contact Lens Division in 1990 as the Manager of Clinical Development, and also spend time collaborating on research projects at the Cornea and Contact Lens Research Unit (CCLRU) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Daniels served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the SUNY College of Optometry on his return from Australia. He is presently an Assistant Clinical Professor: Director of Contact Lens Research, and an NEI investigator for Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO). He is also in private practice in Hopewell, NJ.  

Dr. Daniels serves as the optometric editor of The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals. He was a columnist for Primary Care Optometry News and presently serves as a consulting editor for Optometry Today.  

Additionally, he serves the profession as the Educational Chair for Symposium 1999 and the Institutional Affairs Committee Chair for the American optometric Association: Contact Lens Section. Dr. Daniels is a frequent lecturer at various optometric and ophthalmologic meetings on the topics of contact lens, refractive surgery, corneal topography, and anterior segment disease.

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