Construction, Specification, and Mathmatical Description of Aspheric Surfaces
Rotationally symmetrical aspheric surfaces of spectacle lenses are constructed as either "zonal aspherics" or "continuous aspherics." Zonal aspherics consist of annular zones surrounding a central zone with each zone being nominally spherical with progressively lower surface power the farther the zone is from the surface vertex. Aspheric surfaces are often specified by the radial drop in surface power from the center of the edge of the lens (e.g., Welsh Four-drop), but for the description of continuous aspherics can be manipulated into different forms. Mathematical descriptions are given or developed which will enable theoretical assessment of the performances of all lenses with rotationally symmetrical aspheric surfaces.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Keywords:||aphakia, aspheric lens, continuous aspheric, zonal aspheric|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1983 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
|Deposited On:||17 Aug 2006|
|Last Modified:||15 Jan 2009 17:08|
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