The Optician Training Manual

The Optician Training Manual Author David McCleary
ISBN-10 9780615193816
Release 2009
Pages 279
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Learn how to achieve excellence and exceed expectations in fitting, dispensing, and customer-centered service. The Optician Training Manual will help you provide effective and consistent optician training, whether you are training new opticians or seasoned ones. Not an ABO study guide filled with optical theory and calculations never used in actual practice. The Optician Training Manual is designed with how you actually work in mind. This book will have new opticians trained and on the floor as quickly as possible and will feel comfortable in that role. Seasoned opticians will improve their decision making skills, taking them to the next level in providing exceptional eyeglasses and service.



Optical Training

Optical Training Author Davey M. Wooton
ISBN-10 0750674776
Release 2003
Pages 120
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Opticianry is a large and growing ophthalmic specialty. This practical resource provides readers with a basic working knowledge of optics and office procedures. Offering a solid foundation of "need to know" information within about 4 weeks, this handbook is an ideal, basic reference for the non-optician receiving on-the-job training. Essential information is presented in a clear and easily digested format. A trainer schedule/checklist provides consistency in training. Coverage of optics provides readers with the basic knowledge they need. Assessments are included at the end of each section to help assess the level of knowledge. Answers are included at the end of the book. Each level begins with objectives and a list of tasks to master, so readers know exactly what is expected of them prior to beginning each section. Up to date references and suggested readings refer the reader to additional titles for more in-depth coverage. Basic line drawings of anatomy and spectacle lenses enhance reader understanding and comprehension of each topic presented.



System for Ophthalmic Dispensing

System for Ophthalmic Dispensing Author Clifford W. Brooks
ISBN-10 9780702038914
Release 2006-10-12
Pages 688
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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.



Complete Optometric Assistant

Complete Optometric Assistant Author Sarah Morgan
ISBN-10 9780750688888
Release 2008
Pages 285
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THE COMPLETE OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT will be your valued guide through all of the above. Sarah Morgan draws on her experience as an optometrist teaching optometric assistants to take you step-by-step and with clarity and authority through each of these areas and more in one handy volume. Comprehensive and extremely practical, this book will be indispensable reading for all front-line practice staff, as well as being enormously useful to students and dispensing opticians.



Optics For Dummies

Optics For Dummies Author Galen Duree
ISBN-10 9781118017234
Release 2011-08-02
Pages 336
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Presents an introduction to optical science, covering such topics as the nature of light and optical effects; reflection, refraction, and diffraction; color dispersion; optical devices; and laser lights.



Clinical Management of Binocular Vision

Clinical Management of Binocular Vision Author Mitchell Scheiman
ISBN-10 0781777844
Release 2008
Pages 748
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This basic text covers the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the most prevalent vision disorders in a clinical optometrist's or ophthalmologist's practice. Coverage includes the most common non-strabismic binocular vision disorders, including accommodative and eye movement disorders as well as amblyopia. Coverage of each diagnostic category includes background information, symptoms, case analysis, and management options. Case studies appear at the end of each chapter. This edition includes three new chapters on primary care of binocular vision, accommodative and eye movement disorders; myopia control; and binocular vision problems associated with refractive surgery. The thoroughly revised chapters on vision therapy procedures and instrumentation describe the latest equipment and computer software. The chapters on advanced diagnostic and management issues have been updated with the latest research.



Optical Formulas Tutorial

Optical Formulas Tutorial Author Ellen D. Stoner
ISBN-10 0750675047
Release 2005
Pages 254
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Designed for students and professionals preparing for the ABO certification exam or wishing to quickly brush up on optical formulas, this easy-to-use workbook contains optical formulas, definitions, and walk-through problems with practical examples throughout. Rather than searching through dozens of optics books, readers will find all relevant information here in one source. Coverage includes everything from sine, cosine and tangent to resultant prism and resolving prism to polarized filters - and much more! Features a user-friendly format that facilitates the review process, with practical examples throughout. Provides a convenient review of optical formulas and basic math problems. Begins each chapter with a brief discussion of the topic, then proceeds with exercises and examples; answers are provided at the end of the book. New work-text design allows the reader to complete practice exercises within the book and section being studied. More complex formulas include "how to use the calculator" boxes, and multiple choice review sections have been added to the sections. Advanced exercises such as non-formula exercises are now included throughout.



Spanish for Opticians

Spanish for Opticians Author Command Spanish Inc.
ISBN-10 1888467428
Release 2005-06-01
Pages 58
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This book is a collection of more than 250 specific Spanish language commands, statements, and questions that help opticians better serve their Spanish-speaking clients. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required to use this book. Practicing opticians and native Spanish-speakers have reviewed the book for authenticity/accuracy. The book and audio CD help opticians assist clients in selecting and fitting glasses, accept glasses for repair and/or adjustments, collect personal, medical and insurance information, and much more.



The Contact Lens Manual

The Contact Lens Manual Author Andrew Gasson
ISBN-10 9780702046025
Release 2010-07-08
Pages 448
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The Contact Lens Manual continues to meet the needs of a new generation of optometrists, dispensing opticians, contact lens practitioners and students who require clear and reliable information for fitting a complete range of contact lenses. The fourth edition of this best-selling classic, now in full colour throughout, provides the most up-to-date guidance in all aspects of today’s lenses in a practical and easy to use manual. Featuring new developments in lens types, care regimes and current practices, this manual offers a complete package to help readers expand their lens knowledge, improve fitting and optimise patient care. The authors use a down-to-earth practical approach to distil years of experience into one handy volume. A bullet point style makes the information easily accessible. Key information is presented so it can be quickly located. Practical tips, clinical pearls, helpful advice, and warnings are presented in boxes so readers can see at a glance what to do. Features updates to all chapters and lens types with a wealth of new information on silicone hydrogels, toric soft lenses, rigid gas-permeable fitting and patient after care. Presents a new chapter on dry eyes with expert guidance on treatment and practical management advice. Includes an expanded illustration programme and page design with full colour throughout including colour-coded sections and boxes to highlight key information for easier learning.



Vision for Life

Vision for Life Author Meir Schneider
ISBN-10 9781583944943
Release 2012
Pages 196
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"Presents ten simple steps to relieve eye strain, correct vision problems, and improve eye health; includes a full range of restorative vision exercises"--



Contact Lens Practice

Contact Lens Practice Author Nathan Efron
ISBN-10 9780702047633
Release 2010-03-10
Pages 496
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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.



Essentials of Ophthalmic Lens Finishing

Essentials of Ophthalmic Lens Finishing Author Clifford W. Brooks
ISBN-10 9780702038563
Release 2003-11-07
Pages 496
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Both opticians and optometrists are trained to grind and polish lenses and then to take the surfaced lens and finish it by centering it optically and grinding the edges so that the lens fits in the shape of the chosen frame. Thoroughly revised and updated with seven new chapters to cover changes in the industry, this 2nd edition provides a step-by-step understanding of lens finishing for the optometrist or optician. Content has been completely updated, reorganized and expanded to include the most recent industry changes. Updated photos illustrate the most current types of lenses and enhance comprehension of lens finishing. Seven new chapters cover rimless and semi rimless frames; environmental and safety concerns; lens insertion and standard alignment; nylon cord and other groove mountings; lens tinting and engraving; progressive addition lenses; and lens impact and resistance testing. An appendix of specific British Standards allows the book to easily travel to the UK and other countries that fashion their dispensing programs after the UK model. The Lens Centration Skills Series provides exercises to practice lens finishing and reinforce material from the text.



OphthoBook

OphthoBook Author Timothy Root
ISBN-10 1448638828
Release 2009-07-01
Pages 179
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OphthoBook is the printed version of the amazing OphthoBook.com online book and video series. The combination of this text, along with the online video lectures, creates the most informative and easy-to-understand ophthalmology review ever written. It is geared toward medical students, optometry students, and non-ophthalmologists who want to learn more about the eye without getting bogged down with mindless detail. The book is broken down into ten chapters: 1. Eye History 2. Anatomy 3. Glaucoma 4. Retina 5. Infection 6. Neuroophthalmology 7. Pediatric Ophthalmology 8. Trauma 9. Optics 10. Lens and Cataract Each chapter also includes "pimp questions" you might be asked in a clinic. Also, an entire chapter of ophthalmology board-review questions, flashcards, and eye abbreviations. Perhaps most useful, each chapter corresponds to the 20-minute video lectures viewable at OphthoBook.com. And lots of fun cartoons!



Ophthalmic Lenses Dispensing

Ophthalmic Lenses   Dispensing Author Mo Jalie
ISBN-10 0750655267
Release 2003
Pages 266
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Based on a very successful series first published in Optician journal, this lavishly illustrated and best selling textbook provides the principles and practice of ophthalmic lens dispensing. Completely revised and updated, this 2nd edition offers a wealth of experience and knowledge in one readily accessible and attractively presented book. Featuring the essential theory and practical information readers need to successfully dispense ophthalmic lenses, this 2nd edition also includes valuable tutorials and lens design programs on CD-ROM. A full color design with numerous illustrations presents essential information in an attractive, readily accessible form. All the information needed to understand and dispense ophthalmic lenses is in one volume. Content is based on a highly acclaimed series published in Optician journal. A top international expert in the field distills years of experience into a single volume. New materials and products have been added to keep readers totally up to date. Content has been thoroughly reviewed for accuracy and relevance. New material has been added on antireflective coatings and tints, progressive lenses, safety and standards, lens manufacture, and expanded theory with an emphasis on practice. The companion CD-ROM includes new tutorials to help explain points in the text and a new lens design program. New illustrations further reinforce theory.



Low Vision Manual

Low Vision Manual Author A. Jonathan Jackson
ISBN-10 9780750618151
Release 2007
Pages 381
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.this book represents a real milestone for low vision care because it is one of the first low vision books in the world, and the first from the UK, that doesn't just give lip service to multi-disciplinary collaboration- it has a multi-disciplinary authorship. Barbara Ryan, Research Associate, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK Low Vision Manual is a comprehensive guide and up-to-date reference source, written by clinical and research experts in the fields of disease detection and management; primary and secondary optometric care; low vision optics and prescribing; counselling and rehabilitation. All these areas are explored in this book in four key sections: Section One: Definition of low vision and its epidemiology Section Two: The measurement of visual function of the visually impaired Section Three: The optics and practical tips on prescribing low vision aids Section Four: Rehabilitation strategies and techniques This is an important reference tool for all professionals involved with the visually impaired. The book covers everything a practitioner will need on a day-to-day basis. Clear layout with practical tips, worked examples and practical pearls will enable the front-line eye-care professional to provide patients with sound, research-based clinical care and rehabilitation. An essential reference for: . Ophthalmology . Optometry . Orthoptics . Ophthalmic nursing . Visual rehabilitation . Occupational therapy . Social work . Peer work . Psychology . Dispensing opticians



Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology

Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology Author Alastair K. O. Denniston
ISBN-10 9780199552641
Release 2009-06-11
Pages 930
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Every day ophthalmologists and other health professions in ophthalmology tackle a huge range of eye conditions ranging from the trivial to the sight-threatening. Ensuring that one has the most up-to-date information in an easily accessible format is essential in order to provide the best evidence-based care for your patients. This second edition of the highly successful Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology will be useful to all health professionals working inophthalmology whether they are an ophthalmologist, optometrist, orthoptist, ophthalmic nurse or technician. Building on the strengths of the first edition, it is now broader in scope and will be equally useful in casualty, clinic, theatre, or on the wards. It retains its consistent style and clear layout,providing rapid access to the critical information needed to manage patients with eye disease. It will also continue to be an unparalleled revision aid for those preparing for postgraduate examinations.



Low Vision

Low Vision Author Christine Dickinson
ISBN-10 0750622628
Release 1998
Pages 338
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Comprehensive review of the optometrist's work with the visually impaired. Details the theoretical background to aids used and explains how the optometrist works. For students and new optometrists. Halftone illustrations.