Dictionary of Optometry and Vision Science,
Edition 8
By Michel Millodot, OD, PhD, DOSc(Hon,) FAAO, FCOptom

Publication Date: 07 Nov 2017

Completely revised, updated, and redesigned, this classic dictionary by Dr. Michel Millodot continues to be an essential resource for all optometrists in training and in practice, as well as residents in ophthalmology. It is also a crucial source of information for anyone involved in vision science and in the optical industry. It now includes many new entries on pathology, pharmacology, investigative techniques, visual perception, optics and contact lenses. This edition presents all of the features that have made it so successful in the past, such as succinct, understandable definitions, comprehensive tables and illustrations, clinical advice, and extensive cross-references.

Key Features

Uniquely blending the best features of a textbook, a dictionary, and a practical handbook, Dictionary of Optometry and Vision Science remains a cornerstone for all those providing eye care, engaged in vision science, or entering the optical industry.

New Features

  • Now includes definitions of over 5600 terms, as well as 90 tables and 253 illustrations that enhance understanding of many of the definitions.

  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
About the author
By Michel Millodot, OD, PhD, DOSc(Hon,) FAAO, FCOptom, Honorary Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, UK and Professor Emeritus, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Table of Contents


Preface to the eighth edition

About the dictionary

Abbreviations, acronyms and symbols

Common prefixes and suffixes

Linguistic origin of common terms

Greek alphabet


Figure credits

List of tables



Book Reviews


"The scope of this book is amazing . . . . its existence helps define the scope of clinical optometry and experimental optometry for ourselves and for other professionals."

Clinical and Experimental Optometry

"Optometrists and optometry students will find this a quick, thorough and accurate teaching reference."

Optometry and Vision Science

"I think the book has a place in every optometric practice."

Journal of the American Optometric Association

"For those . . . who seek enlightenment they will surely find it in this comprehensive volume."

British Journal of Ophthalmology

"Undergraduate optometry students should regard the book as an essential purchase as both a primary reference book and a revision guide."

Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics

"Truly a wonderland of information."

Contact Lens Journal

Book details
ISBN: 9780702072222
Page Count: 422
Illustrations : Approx. 270 illustrations
Retail Price : £70.99
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