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Clinical Optical Concepts With Contact Lens Wear

Clinical Optical Concepts With Contact Lens Wear

Clinical Optical Concepts With Contact Lens Wear

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

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Launch date: 24 Oct 2014

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Last updated: 06 Aug 2017

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Clinical Optical Concepts With Contact Lens Wear
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Description

Understanding basic optical principles with contact lens wear allows one to solve clinical problems and to understand visual effects that patients may experience. The difference between contact lens wear versus with spectacles can be significant. The differences in accommodation demand, convergence and magnification are explained. The concepts of vertex distance, sagittal depths, aspheric surfaces, thick lens formula needs with contact lenses, flexure of rigid lenses on the eye and front versus back surface powers are covered. The basic optical principles of bifocal lenses and effect of prism are illustrated.

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The objective of the course is for the student to appreciate the differences and potential problems that a patient may experience when going from spectacles to contact lens wear. Also to understand some of the optical principles of contact lenses that are used clinically.
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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