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.
•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.
New to this Edition
- 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.
Table of Contents
PART 1 Optometric Science
- Chapter 1 Forming an optical image: the optical elements of the eye, WN Charman
- Chapter 2 Anatomy of vision, Gary E Baker
- Chapter 3 Visual development, Carol Westall
- Chapter 4 The psychology of vision, James M Gilchrist
- Chapter 5 Visual Performance, WN Charman
- Chapter 6 Basic pharmacology relevant to the action of drugs on the eye, Michael J Doughty
- Chapter 7 Diagnostic drugs, Carly Lam
- Chapter 8 Therapeutic drugs, Graham Hopkins
- Chapter 9 The optometric management of ocular adverse reactions to systemic medications, Bernard Gilmartin
- Chapter 10 Ocular disease, Christopher Bentley and Ranjit Sandhu
- Chapter 11 The development of refractive error, Nicola Logan
PART 2 Techniques
- Chapter 12 Visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, Mark C Lay, Elizabeth Wickware and Mark Rosenfield
- Chapter 13 Objective refraction, David A Atchinson
- Chapter 14 Subjective refraction. Mark Rosenfield
- Chapter 15 Clinical assessment of accommodation, Mark Rosenfield
- Chapter 16 Binocular vision assessment, Bruce Evans
- Chapter 17 Examination of the anterior segment of the eye, Keith Edwards, Jerome Sherman, Joan K Portello and Mark Rosenfield
- Chapter 18 Examination of the posterior segment of the eye, Sherry J Bass
- Chapter 19 Ocular biometry, colour vision testing and electrophysiology, Leon N Davies
- Chapter 20 Visual field examination, John Flanagan
- Chapter 21 Contact lenses, Lyndon Jones and Kathy Dumbleton
- Chapter 22 Prescribing spectacles, Glyn Walsh
- Chapter 23 Alternate vision correction, Shehzad A Naroo
- Chapter 24 Intraocular pressure and Pachymetry, Shabbir Mohamed and Sunil Shah
PART 3 Management
SECTION A General Management
- Chapter 25 Objectives of the eye and vision examination, Kent M Daum
- Chapter 26 Communication skills in optometry – case history and case disposition, Cathy Pace
- Chapter 27 Legal aspects of optometry in the United Kingdom, Susan Blakeney
SECTION B Management of Special Populations
- Chapter 28 Paediatric assessment, Susan J Leat
- Chapter 29 Eye protection, Christine Purslow and Rachel North
- Chapter 30 Low vision, Jan Lovie-Kitchin
- Chapter 31 Aging populations, Bruce P Rosenthal
- Chapter 32 Optometric assessment and management of patients with developmental disability, Kathryn Saunders
By Mark Rosenfield, MCOptom, PhD, FAAO, Associate Professor, SUNY College of Optometry, New York, NY, USA and Nicola Logan, MCOptom, PhD, Lecturer in Optometry, School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK