Catalogue Number: 583
Contact lens practice
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: MANDELL. Robert B
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1981
Edition: 3rd Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Springfield, Ill
Publisher/Manufacturer: Charles C Thomas
Description Of Item: Original red cloth, 918 pages, photographs and diagrams throughout text.
Historical Significance: Robert Mandell OD PhD was an academic in the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of California Berkeley from the 1970s to the beginning of the 21st C. He is ranked in Review of Optometry on the basis of a reader survey as one of the most influential optometrists (see www.revoptom.com/archive/issue/ro1299f3.htm) probably because of this book. Dr. Mandell says his most important contribution was developing the first electronic recording pachometer and, with optometrists Irving Fatt and Kenneth Polse, using pachometry to determine the oxygen requirements of contact lens wearers. Dr. Mandell has designed several contact lenses, including the first monocentric, one-piece bifocal. The Kett Museum has the first edition of 1965. Cat # 507. There were 4 editions 1965, 1974, 1981 and 1988.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note