Handbook of Optometric Optics
By: Dr. Rajib Mandal, Prof. Dr. Debapriya Mukhopadhyay
Category: EDUCATION / General
Delivery Time: 10-12 Days
ABOUT THE BOOK
In the field of optometry, the understanding of optics is the cornerstone of providing optimal vision care. Optometric practitioners and students are constantly challenged to grasp the complexities of light behavior, lenses, prisms, and the vast array of ophthalmic materials and technologies that shape the world of vision correction. To address this need, we present the “Handbook of Optometric Optics.”
This comprehensive handbook is designed to serve as an indispensable guide, providing a wealth of knowledge and practical insights for students, optometrists, and vision care professionals. Its mission is to demystify the intricate world of optics, empowering you to confidently navigate the optical intricacies of eye care and vision correction.
The “Handbook of Optometric Optics” covers a wide spectrum of topics, from the fundamental principles of light behavior to the nuances of specialized lens designs. It bridges the gap between theory and practice, making it an essential resource for both the classroom and the clinic.
The journey begins with an exploration of the behavior of light, including its reflection, refraction, and interactions with mirrors and absorptive materials. You will delve into the fascinating world of prisms, understanding their applications and how they impact vision. Lenses, the heart of optometry, are thoroughly dissected, from their definitions and units to various terminologies that are crucial in prescription writing.
Our handbook delves into sophisticated concepts such as vertex distance, lens types, spherical equivalence, prismatic effects, and lens centration, demystifying each in a clear and concise manner. Whether you’re a student learning the basics or a practitioner seeking advanced insights, you will find valuable knowledge within these pages.
We explore the intricacies of ophthalmic lenses, their design, manufacturing, and materials. From raw materials to finished lenses, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the optical properties and standards that govern ophthalmic lenses. The book also ventures into the practical aspects of lens manufacturing and enhancements, providing you with the tools to make informed decisions for your patients.
Specialized lenses, including high-powered lenses, bifocals, progressives, and lenses tailored to unique optical needs, are thoroughly examined. The “Handbook of Optometric Optics” is your companion on the journey to understanding the evolution of spectacles and modern frame classifications. Special purpose frames, including those designed for sports, children, and reading, are also explored in detail.
For those operating within the Indian market, we present the “Lens Availability Awareness Project,” shedding light on the options and considerations specific to this region.
Our vision for this handbook is to empower you with a comprehensive understanding of optometric optics. We hope that it will not only enhance your knowledge but also elevate the quality of care you provide to your patients. This book is your compass in the vast sea of optical knowledge, and we invite you to embark on this journey through the fascinating world of optometric optics.
With every page you turn, may you find clarity, inspiration, and a deeper appreciation for the intricate science and artistry of optometry.
Welcome to the “Handbook of Optometric Optics.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Rajib Mandal, an esteemed optometry expert with over 8 years of experience, is the Associate Professor and Principal at Netra Jyothi Institute of Allied Health Sciences in Udupi. With a Ph.D. and a Master’s in Optometry, along with specialized diplomas, Dr. Mandal is a respected educator and author, contributing extensively to the field.
Dr. Rajib Mandal has made significant contributions to optometry through several comprehensive textbooks, including “Textbook of Occupational Optometry,” “A Comprehensive Guide to Ocular Manifestation of Systemic Diseases,” “Textbook of Geriatric Optometry,” “Textbook of Ophthalmic Pathology: Understanding the Eye Disorders and Their Pathogenesis,” “Community Eye Health,” and “Textbook of Ocular Physiology and Biochemistry.” These publications cover a wide spectrum of optometry, from occupational vision care to understanding systemic disease impacts on the eyes, geriatric eye care, ophthalmic pathology, community eye health, and ocular pathology alongside biochemistry. His work serves as invaluable resources for both students and professionals in the field.
Prof. Debapriya Mukhopadhyay, an Indian Optometrist & Management researcher active in practice since 2003, is currently leading the Optometry Manpower development at Lenskart Academy. He has published papers on topics like spectacle compliance, ocular and visual anomalies in autism spectrum disorder, progressive addition lenses, low vision rehabilitation, and research methodology and various books internationally. Prof. Mukhopadhyay is a member of professional associations globally and a currently working on developing a sustainable business model for community eye health in Sundarbans, India. He is involved in social initiatives like eye camps, quality spectacles for all, and training community health workers. He is also co-founder of several non-profit organization and leading various corporate organizations internationally.