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This clearly illustrated atlas offers straightforward, step-by-step de scriptions of common eye procedures used regularly in primary eyecare.

For over 25 years, The Retinoscopy Book: An Introductory Manual for Eye Care Professionals has been the only basic instruction manual designed specifically to teach the art of clinical retinoscopy. This best-selling classic has been updated and revised to include the latest changes involving the retinoscope, and to meet the developing needs of students in ophthalmology and optometry. Sections on minus cylinders, concave mirror retinoscopy for high refractive errors, and a catalog of instruments have been expanded to reflect the most recent innovations. New sections on retinoscopy after refractive surgery and instrument maintenance are unique to this fifth edition.

This text is designed to supplement the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) instruction courses for technicians or to facilitate a do-it-yourself training program for ophthalmology residents, ophthalmic technicians, optometry students, and other eye care professionals in training. Figures and illustrations supplement time-tested exercises to facilitate learning. The user-friendly format prevalent throughout the text enables students to develop a complete understanding of the retinoscope and its many uses.

This book is the culmination of twenty-five years of teaching Geometrical Optics. The volume is organised such that the single spherical refracting surface is the basic optical element. Spherical mirrors are treated as special cases of refraction, with the same applicable equations. Thin lens equations follow as combinations of spherical refracting surfaces while the cardinal points of the thick lens make it equivalent to a thin lens. Ultimately, one set of vergence equations are applicable to all these elements.The chapters are devoted to in-depth treatments of stops, pupils and ports; magnifiers, microscopes, telescopes, and camera lenses; ophthalmic instruments; resolving power and MTF; trigonometric ray tracing; and chromatic and monochromatic aberrations. There are over 100 worked examples, 400 homework problems and 400 illustrations.First published in 1994 by Penumbra Publishing Co.

From basic eye care services to visual performance enhancement training, this evidence-based resource explores a wide range of sports vision services, addressing many of the questions you may have regarding assessment and treatment procedures, outcome expectations, and applications to sport. You'll find a thorough review and discussion of the role of vision care in an athlete's performance, as well as practical recommendations for applying current research findings to clinical practice. The accompanying CD-ROM enables you to easily print your own copies and versions of evaluation forms, screening forms, sample profiles, and patient handouts, plus other samples and resources used in client assessment and training!

  • Evidence-based information covers a wide range of sports vision services.
  • A task analysis approach used throughout the text allows the reader to develop solid reasoning skills and evaluate information needed for clinical practice.
  • Coverage of goals, expectations, and strategies assists in determining the treatment options for a multitude of sports.
  • Practical, clinically oriented chapters on assessment, prescribing, and ocular injuries provide the essential information needed for clinical practice in an easy-to-use reference.
  • Addresses vision training from the certified athletic trainer's (ATC) perspective, reflecting the collaboration between athletic trainers, optometrists, and ophthalmologists in managing athletes.
  • Visual aids including photographs, tables, and boxed text help to clarify important concepts and allow ease of access to important information.
  • A CD-ROM is included allowing quick access to important resources used in client assessment and training.

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.

The ultimate ophthalmic dispensing reference, this book provides a step-by-step system for properly fitting and adjusting eyewear. It covers every aspect of dispensing - from basic terminology to frame selection to eyewear fitting, adjusting, and repairing. Perfect for both students who are just learning about dispensing and practitioners who want to keep their skills up to date, this resource offers in-depth discussions of all types of lenses, including multifocal, progressive, absorptive, safety, recreational, aspheric, and high index. Plus, it goes beyond the basics to explore the "how" and "why" behind lens selection, to help you better understand and meet your patients' vision needs.

  • A glossary of key terms provides easy access to definitions.
  • Proficiency tests at the end of each chapter reinforce your understanding of the material through multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and true/false questions.
  • A new full-color design with hundreds of illustrations that clearly demonstrate key procedures, concepts, and techniques.
  • Updated coverage of the latest dispensing procedures and equipment.
  • Detailed information on the newest types of lenses, including progressive, absorptive, aspheric, and atoric.
  • Updated photos feature more current frames and lenses, keeping the book up to date with today's eye care trends.

Excel in your clinical responsibilities with The Ophthalmic Assistant. Whether you work in an ophthalmology, optometry, or opticianry setting, this best-selling reference delivers expert practical, up-to-date guidance on ocular diseases, surgical procedures, medications, and equipment as well as paramedical procedures and office management - providing all the knowledge and skills you need to be a valuable asset to your team. A real "how-to" textbook.

  • Consult this full-color visual guide for identification of ophthalmic disorders, explanations of difficult concepts, and depictions of the newest equipment used in ophthalmology and optometry - with over 1,000 illustrations.
  • Refer to the practical appendices for quick-reference information on hospital/practice forms for more efficient patient record keeping, conversion tables, numerous language translations, ocular emergencies, pharmaceuticals, and more.
  • Update your practical knowledge of ophthalmic tests and procedures.
  • Confidently prepare for certification or recertification exams with comprehensive and practical information on the exam process for ophthalmic and optometric assistants.
  • Optimize your results with OCT imaging and other innovative technologies used in today’s ophthalmic offices, clinics, and hospitals.
  • Stay up to date with new drugs being used to treat a diverse range of eye diseases and disorders.
  • Learn how to assist the newest refractive cataract surgery procedures.
  • Update your knowledge of CPR procedures.

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.

An ideal resource for anyone involved in eye care - students, opticians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists - this resource provides comprehensive coverage of the diagnosis and management of common eye and vision problems. Key topics include procedures for myopia control or reduction, as well as the co-management of refractive surgery and ocular disease. This book is also an excellent guide to detecting systemic diseases that can have an effect on the visual system.

  • Complete coverage of key optometric skills, including:
    • how to take a comprehensive ocular and health history
    • how to thoroughly investigate ocular health status
    • how to perform a thorough refractive and binocular vision examination
    • how to prescribe corrective lenses and/or vision therapy
    • how to co-manage refractive surgery and ocular disease.
  • Comprehensive discussions of the theory behind each optometric procedure.
  • An emphasis on current non-surgical methods of myopia control and reduction, as well as methods of caring for patients with impaired vision.
  • A logical organization, divided into three main parts: anomalies of refraction and binocular vision, optometric examination, and diagnosis and management.
  • In-depth coverage of topics that include: objective refraction, subjective refraction, binocular vision examination, corneal topography measurement, ophthalmic lenses, geriatric optometry, vision impairment, control of myopia, and management of ocular diseases in a primary care optometric practice.


  • An increased emphasis on changes in vision likely to occur in older patients, including age-related vision loss.
  • Expanded coverage of hot topics in optometry, such as diabetes and macular degeneration.
  • Four new chapters covering Hyperopia, Age-Related Vision Problems, Age-Related Vision Loss, and Care of the Vision-Impaired Patient.
  • The user-friendly layout now features more tables, boxes, and illustrations to speed you to important information.
  • A new full-color design offers a wealth of vivid illustrations that clearly depict important procedures, concepts, and techniques.

This book explores the relationship between vision and learning and the role of optometrists in the assessment and management of learning related vision problems. It discusses normal child development, the learning process, learning disabilities, the relationship between vision and learning, and models for managing vision problems affecting learning. It is also of interest to health care practitioners involved in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with learning difficulties. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details.

  • Presents an organized, easy-to-follow approach to the diagnosis and treatment of learning-related vision problems.
  • Each chapter contains key terms and chapter review questions making it more appealing to the student and instructor.
  • Includes appendices containing sample reports, sample questionnaires, sample letters, a bibliography, and case histories showing the reader how to use the material from the book in practice.
  • Well respected authors and contributors provide authoritative coverage of the topic.


  • Expanded information on the use of colored lenses and reading.
  • New chapter on reading disorders that covers how children learn to read, teaching methods, optometric assessment, and management of dyslexia.
  • Chapters have been updated with new computer software options, including computer aided vision therapy, perceptual home therapy system, and temporal visual processing program.
  • Updated testing battery, including new tests, visual processing speed, and optometric use of IQ screening tests such as K-BIT.
  • Expanded coverage of psycho education evaluation includes substantial updates with new test instruments, such as WISC.
  • Substantial revisions based on literature review for last 10 years.
  • New and updated illustrations.