Clinical Optics is intended primarily for use by optometry students, though it could also prove useful for the training of optometric technicians and dispensing opticians. This book is organized into thirteen chapters. These chapters cover most aspects of ophthalmic optics or clinical optics including the design and dispensing of eyewear, the types for lenses suitable for correcting high refractive errors, the optical principles governing low vision lenses and the importance of absorptive lenses and lens coatings for eye protection against radiation. This book will be of interest to optometry students and to those involved in the training of optometric technicians and dispensing opticians.
It provides a comprehensive and clinically based guide to visual optics. With its suggested routines and numerous examples, this new book offers a straightforward "how to approach" to the understanding of clinical optics, refraction and contact lens optics. Designed for easy access, it presents information in a concise format that highlights key, need-to-know points. Part 1 addresses the basic visual optics of the eye along with emmetropia, ametropia and the correction of ametropia with spectacle lenses. Part 2 turns to the optics of contact lenses and the use of contact lenses in vision correction. Numerous worked examples based on real examination questions Practical and user friendly text Over 190 clear line diagrams An essential passport to examination success and a valuable quick reference for practitioners
Written to help trainee ophthalmologists, this textbook is now the recognised text on optics for the examinations of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal Surgical Colleges. It approaches the subject from first principles and assumes no previous knowledge of optics. The book has been kept as simple as possible and is liberally complemented with diagrams designed to be easily understood and memorised. Only the most fundamental and clinically useful mathematical formulae are quoted, and the optical principles are applied to clinical situations. Ophthalmology examinations have changed substantially since the last edition was written and a total rewrite of this essential guide has become necessary. The third edition has been made more comprehensive and detailed to keep up with these changes and incorporates three new chapters: refractive surgery, contact lenses and lasers. Other new material includes photometry, visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, colour vision, absorptive lenses, fluorescence, ultrasound, and the specular microscope.
Are you looking for an all-inclusive, comprehensive resource on clinical optics? Look no further than the Clinical Optics Primer for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel: A Guide to Laws, Formulae, Calculations, and Clinical Applications, a new text that presents complex clinical optics in a simple and easy-to-read manner. As ophthalmic medical personnel struggle today between multiple resources for clinical optics, this text offers a solution as it provides everything you need to know – all in one place. Aaron V. Shukla, PhD, COMT has designed Clinical Optics Primer for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel to include everyday examples that may be directly applied to clinical work. Each chapter throughout the text explains one optics concept in a concise account and includes applicable illustrations, formulae, laws, calculations, and review questions. Numerous examples of clinical applications are also included that address problems presented by patients in eye clinics. Some important laws of optics and their clinical applications covered: • Lasers, polarization interference, and fluorescence • Snell’s law • Total internal reflection Some important formulae in optics and their clinical applications covered: • Vergence equation • Power of prisms • Optical system of the eye • Accommodation and age • Refractive errors • Prentice’s Rule, decentration and induced prism • Glasses and contact lenses With the most up-to-date information for clinical optics, and two chapters solely devoted to the metric system and basic optical mathematics, Clinical Optics Primer for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel: A Guide to Laws, Formulae, Calculations, and Clinical Applications is essential for all ophthalmic assistants, technicians, and technologists, as well as optometrists and ophthalmology residents.