The International Contact Lens Year Book 1993

Catalogue Number: 2650
The International Contact Lens Year Book 1993
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Institution: Eurolens Research Advisory Board: EFRON, Nathan; BLESHOY, Hans; MERKX, Jan
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1993
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: W B Saunders Company Ltd
Description Of Item: Colour illustrated soft cover, 210 x 150 mm, figures in text, colour plate as frontispiece. Introduction by Nathan Efron followed by three Chapters (1) review of contact lens research at ARVO by Nathan Efron, (2) How to manage complaints of discomfort during contact lens wear by Nathan Efron and Noel A Brennan, (3) Contact lenses toward 2000 by Nathan Efron, The balance of the book is devoted to product data, company information and contacts.
Historical Significance: The book was written with the oversight of the Eurolens Research Advisory Board, named as the authors above. There were also two technical data consultants, Lee Choo and Michael Daybell. Nathan Efron was the Director of Eurolens Research at the time. Eurolens Research is a research centre located at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, now merged with the University of Manchester. It is funded by the Contact Lens industry and is now lead by Professor Ian Morgan. Nathan Efron obtained his BOptom at the University of Melbourne in 1976 and studied for a PhD degree also at the University of Melbourne under Dr (later Professor) Leo Carney obtaining it in 1982. After post docs at the University of California with Dr Ken Polse and at the University of NSW with Professor Brien Holden he returned to the University of Melbourne as lecturer in 1984. In 1990 he was appointed professor of clinical optometry at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He was appointed subsequently as research professor at Queensland University of Technology in 2004 . Professor Efron is a leading figure in contact lens and cornea research and has published many research articles and books. In 2015 he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia. See his profile Clin Exp Optom 2005; 88: 6: 430-433.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Optometry Museum
Date Acquired: July 2015
Condition: Good except for creasing of the cover
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books by Australian authors

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