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Basic Rigid Lens Fitting Principles

Basic Rigid Lens Fitting Principles

Basic Rigid Lens Fitting Principles

Dr Gerald Lowther O.D., Ph.D.
Dr Gerald Lowther O.D., Ph.D.

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Launch date: 03 Sep 2014

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Last updated: 15 Oct 2017

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Basic Rigid Lens Fitting Principles
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Description

This course covers the fitting of rigid lenses including the sequence of determining the proper lens parameters. The selection of the overall lens diameter based on the patient’s lid positions and the performance of lenses on the eye are illustrated. Determination of the proper base curve for a given diameter and the appearance and positioning of lenses fitted too flat and too steep are explained and illustrated. Determination of the optical zone and peripheral curves, their interaction and effect on lens performance is covered. How to determine the proper lens power to order using the K-readings and spectacle Rx as well as with a refraction over a diagnostic lens is given.

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The objective of the course is for the student to understand the principles of rigid contact lens fitting so they can both properly fit the lenses as well as understand the interplay of the different lens parameters and to be able to solve fitting problems.
Dr Gerald Lowther O.D., Ph.D.

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Dr Gerald Lowther O.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Lowther has spent his career providing patient care in the area of contact lenses, teaching contact lens courses in university settings, doing clinical research and lecturing internationally. He is past president of the American Academy of Optometry, National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the International Society for Contact Lens Research. He has published over 100 research papers and authored three books and numerous chapters in other books. He has received numerous awards. He retired from the School of Optometry at Indiana University as dean.

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