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System for Ophthalmic Dispensing, 2e 2nd Edition

4.9 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0750694810
ISBN-10: 0750694815
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Very straightforward & methodical in its presentation of concepts; range of info from very basic to moderately sophisticated; good reference for students preparing for state board exams; please update the old dispensing pictures -- when students see the 1970ish pictures, they think the text is outdated!
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 583 pages
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2 edition (August 20, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750694815
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750694810
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,454,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you are planning on entering the optical field, or are a seasoned Optician, this book is a must have. Amazingly comprehensive, covers everything from the very simple to complex in a very easy to follow format. The style is precise, yet comfortable to read, and for the student (aren't we all?) there are review questions at the end of chapters. Not recommended ... required!
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This is a mandatory text for all practicing opticians, and recommended for optometrists who plan to dispense eyewear.
I am an optometry student, and a licensed dispensing optician with an ABO Master certification.
Excellent resource for all things related to ophthalmic optics.
Well laid out, and the updated version here has color photographs. I've used the second edition extensively, and opted to purchase this third edition for my own reference.
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This book is a most complete reference manual for optical dispensing. It contains a vast amount of knowledge, all well indexed and highly accessible. Due to the encyclopedic scope of its contents, it works less well as a preparatory aid for the ABO examination than dedicated exam prep courses or manuals, but its exhaustive inventory of detail is a strength when it comes to real world optical dispensing. This book is an indispensable aid if you are an eye care professional who likes to "do it right the first time". Highly recommended.
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It's an enormous improvement from the second edition, which I also own a copy of. The book covers everything you need to know to pass state and national board examinations and become a licensed dispensing optician. My only complaints are that its contents are ordered somewhat counterintuitively, and that it's a very large, heavy volume (I have enough to tote around with my tools!)
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The information is a little outdated, but it still has relevant and practical information about adjusting and fitting eyeglasses. I wouldn't use this as a sole study source for ABO exams. It isn't very well rounded. If you get find this book on sale, I'd say snatch it up. It's a great reference tool when you come accross special cases, out of the ordinary adjustments, and unusual frame materials.
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It certainly is through! I bought this to help me study for the ABO. It's WAY too much information, I ended up setting it aside to use TOPS instead. For a third edition book, they have some major type-o's. I feel like editing it and sending it back for a fourth edition re-write.
Anyway, there are practice exams, which are helpful. Also a TON of information. I'll keep my copy as a reference, but I foresee it collecting a lot of dust.
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This is THE book for opticians and optometrists. I used this to study for the AOA and ABO licensing tests and passed both without any problems prior to using it as reference in optometry school. It details the hows and whys of ophthalmic optics and is a phenomenal reference. I am proud to have this book in my collection and do refer back to it even now.
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I used this book to prepare for the State Optician Boards. It was great, In have now lent out my copy several times. Well worth the money.
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