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College members and pre-registration students have free access to an expanding collection of online versions of optometry textbooks.

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Our collection of ebooks can be read online on PCs, tablets and most smartphones, or downloaded to read off line. All you need is an OpenAthens password, available to College members on request from the College library.

 

Books are accessible via a range of providers, and so there are different ways to access them:

  • OvidSP: sign in via OpenAthens
  • Science Direct: click 'sign in' at the top right of the page, then select OpenAthens login
  • Ebook Central: sign in via OpenAthens*

*Ebook Central downloads- it is possible to download whole books for limited periods. Download instructions on how to do this below:

Our latest additions

Glaucoma 2nd ed (Shaarawy TM et al editors)
Ebook Central
Includes volume 1, medical diagnosis and therapy, and volume 2, surgical management

 

Titles organised by topic

Anatomy and physiology

Clinical anatomy of the visual system (Remington, 2005) 
Science Direct
Describes the embryology, anatomy, histology, blood supply and innervation of the globe and ocular adnexa, as well as the visual and pupillary pathways.illustrations complement the text and provide clinical information on diseases and disorders that represent departures from normal clinical anatomy.

The eye, 4th ed (Forrester et al 2015)
Science Direct 
The basic science of the eye from anatomy and physiology to the latest developments in genetics and genomics. Suitable for both optometry students and those in practice.

Handbook of nutrition, diet and the eye (Preedy, 2014)
Science Direct
The first comprehensive book on the eye and vision in relation to diet and nutrition. Coverage includes overviews of eye diseases and vision loss, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, and ageing. The book also covers many micronutrients and macronutrients.

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Binocular vision

Binocular vision (Evans, 2005. Eye Essentials series)
Science Direct
A user-friendly and rapid-reference book designed to address core practical skills.

Clinical management of binocular vision, 4th ed (Scheiman & Wick)
Ebook Central
Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of the most prevalent vision disorders, including background information, symptoms, case analysis and management options.

Pickwell's binocular vision anomalies (Evans, 2007) 5th ed.
Science Direct
With the emphasis on practical investigation and treatment, rather than theory, this book includes sections on: the general investigation of binocular anomalies; heterophoria; strabismus; incomitant deviations. Appendices cover clinical worksheets and diagnostic algorithms for common conditions, test norms and a guide for various examinations.

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Contact lenses

Contact lens manual (Gasson)
Ebook Central
A practical guide to fitting all lens types, and features new developments in lens types, care regimes, and current practices.

Clinical manual of contact lenses (Bennett and Henry, 2008)
OvidSP
Thoroughly revised and updated, this manual is a complete, current, and convenient "how-to" guide to fitting, evaluating, and troubleshooting contact lenses, particularly specialty contact lens designs. Coverage includes new information on silicone hydrogels, disposable lenses, and new lens designs, materials, and care systems, as well as significant updates on clinical topics such as orthokeratology and bifocals.

Rigid gas permeable lens fitting (Franklin, 2007. Eye Essentials series)
A user-friendly and rapid-reference book designed to address core practical skills.

Soft lens fitting (Franklin, 2007. Eye Essentials series)
A user-friendly and rapid-reference book designed to address core practical skills.

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Emergency care

Manual of eye emergencies, 2nd ed (Webb, 2004)
Science Direct
Provides full-colour illustrations and decision making pathways to aid diagnosis; offers a step by step approach including clinical pearls and practical advice; essential charts and tables and suggestions for answering patient's questions.

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Equipment

Handbook of retinal OCT: optical coherence tomography (Duker et al) 
Ebook Central
A disease-based handbook, focusing on images, accompanied by an outline of the clinical features, OCT diagnosis, ancillary testing and treatment of each disease.

Optical coherence tomography: a clinical and technical update (Bernardes)
Ebook Central
Part 1 provides viewpoints on the impact that OCT has made on imaging the human retina. In Part 2, experts discuss the technique and describe new and developing applications.

Optical coherence tomography in age-related macular degeneration (Coscas) 
Ebook Central
Explains the respective value of a variety of fundus imaging methods. The information provided by OCT is presented logically by comparison with plain films, autofluorescence, fluorescein angiography, or indocyanine green angiography.

Optical coherence tomography of ocular diseases (Schuman)
Ebook Central
Illustrates the appearance of the eye in health and disease, and how the appearance of diseases are indicated by OCT, and the more familiar fundoscopic and fluorescein angiography.

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Eye examination

Routine eye examination (Franklin & Harvey, 2005. Eye Essentials series)
A user-friendly and rapid-reference book designed to address core practical skills.

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Eye health and disease: general

Anterior eye disease and therapeutics A-Z (Bruce)
Ebook Central
Covers the most commonly encountered diseases of the anterior eye, in A-Z format.

Clinical ophthalmology: a synopsis (Kanski & Bowling) 
Ebook Central
A summary of 'Clinical ophthalmology: a systematic approach', but including additional material and different illustrations.

Kanski's clinical ophthalmology: a systematic approach 8th ed (Bowling)
Ebook Central

Dry eye : a practical approach (Chan)
Ebook Central
A practical guide containing the core knowledge necessary to diagnose, classify, grade and manage dry eye disease effectively and efficiently.

The eye in systemic disease 2nd ed (Kanski & Thomas)
Ebook Central
Covers the ophthalmic consequences of conditions originating in other parts of the body, including the endocrine, circulatory, pulmonary and gastrointestinal systems, and neuro-ophthalmological disorders.

Ocular disease: mechanisms and management (Levin & Albert, 2010)
Science Direct
A companion volume to Adler’s physiology of the eye, which provides the reader with a better and more practical understanding of the science behind eye disease and its relation to treatment.

Ocular surface disease (Holland)
Science Direct
Current research, management strategies, classification systems and treatment paradigms for ocular surface diseases.

Ophthalmology in focus 2nd ed (Kanski & Bowling)
Ebook Central
A collection of clinical photographs in colour, with concise text summarising each case. There are also picture test assessments with questions and answers, useful in exam preparation.

Oxford handbook of ophthalmology, 3rd ed (Denniston)
Ebook Central
Concise, systematic guide to all aspects of diagnosis, assessment, and ongoing management of ophthalmic diseases and conditions.

Wills eye manual (Gerstenblith and Rabinowitz, 6th ed, 2012)
OvidSP
A quick-reference guide for all clinicians who treat eye disorders. Each disorder is covered in concise outline format: symptoms, signs, work-up, treatment, and follow-up. New to the 6th edition: new clinical trial data on macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusion; more high definition photographs; updates on a variety of imaging techniques such as optical coherence tomography.

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Glaucoma

Becker-Shaffer's diagnosis & therapy of glaucoma, 8th ed (Drake, 2009)
Science Direct
Covers: clinical examination of the eye; clinical entities of glaucoma; medical treatment; laser therapy; surgical principles and procedures.

Clinical glaucoma care (Samples)
Ebook Central
Glaucoma diagnosis and management; risk factors; therapies, medication and surgery.

Glaucoma identification & co-management (Edgar & Rudnicka, 2007)
Science Direct
Aims to provide the background knowledge needed by optometrists involved in co-management and shared care of primary open-angle glaucoma. The book provides detailed methods of clinical examination techniques and their interpretation, together with a detailed description of the histopathology, physiology and visual functional changes in glaucoma.

The glaucomas- Volume II - open angle glaucoma and angle closure glaucoma (Sampaolesi et al)
Ebook Central
All aspects of diagnosis are carefully examined, surgical indications and techniques are explained, and the role of medical treatment is evaluated.

Shields textbook of glaucoma (Allingham, 2010)
OvidSP
A clinically focused and practical textbook for general ophthalmologists treating patients with glaucoma. Five new or reconfigured chapters examine new technologies for intraocular pressure assessment and current diagnostic technologies.

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Low vision

Low vision manual (Jackson, 2007)
Science Direct
A comprehensive guide and reference source exploring the fields of disease detection and management; primary and secondary optometric care; low vision optics and prescribing; and counselling and rehabilitation.

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Primary care

Clinical procedures in primary eye care (Elliott)
Ebook Central
A step by step approach to performing each procedure correctly. This latest edition is in full colour with an enhanced focus on evidence-based care.

Spectacle lenses (Fowler)
Science Direct
Provides an introduction to the theory of how spectacle lenses are made and how they work in correcting vision. Discusses different lens forms, the measurement of lens power, aberrations, bifocal, trifocal and varifocal, tinted and treated lenses.

System for ophthalmic dispensing (Brooks and Borish, 2007)
Science Direct
Provides a step by step system for properly fitting and adjusting eyewear, covering every aspect from basic terminology to frame selection to eyewear fitting, adjusting, and repairing.

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Reference

Dictionary of optometry and visual science (Millodot) 
Ebook Central
Definitions, tables, illustrations, practical clinical advice and foundation information on essential areas such as basic sciences, optics and refraction.

Evidence-based eyecare (Kertes & Johnson 2014)
OvidSP
Summarises the major clinical trials in ophthalmology, with helpful chapters describing clinical research methodologies, interpretation and critical appraisal.

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Sports vision

Sports vision (Erickson, 2007) 
Science Direct
Explores a wide range of sports vision services, from basic eye care services to visual performance enhancement training.

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Therapeutics

Clinical ocular pharmacology, 5th ed (Bartlett, 2008)
Science Direct
Focuses on the practical uses of drugs in primary eye care. Also covers ocular toxicology, focusing on drug interactions, ocular effects of systemic drugs, and life-threatening systemic emergencies.

Ocular therapeutics handbook: a clinical manual (Onofrey et al, 2011)
OvidSP
Provides succinct, rapid access information for most common ocular problems encountered in a primary care setting. The chapters have been developed to serve as a snapshot, presenting the clinician with the most relevant information regarding the pathophysiology and etiology of diseases, patient demographics, signs and symptoms, lab tests, and recommended approaches to treatment.

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Visual fields

Visual fields (Cubbidge, 2005. Eye Essentials series)
A user-friendly and rapid-reference book designed to address core practical skills.

The visual fields via the visual pathway 2nd ed (Rowe)
Ebook Central
Covers anatomy, pathology and signs and symptoms, plus visual field defects associated with specific parts of the visual pathway. Also the basic theory of visual field assessment, perimetry and differential diagnosis.

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