Third-order Theory and Aspheric Spectacle Lens Design

Atchison, David A. (1984) Third-order Theory and Aspheric Spectacle Lens Design. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 4(2), pp. 179-186.

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Third-order equations are developed giving sagittal and tangential power errors corresponding to the eye rotating to look through the periphery of a spectacle lens. The equations are applicable for conicoid aspherical surfaces. From these, other equations are derived for elimination of oblique astigmatism and mean oblique error. Graphical examples show how aspherizing either lens surface affects the lens bendings required to eliminate oblique astigmatism.

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ID Code: 4653
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information or for a copy of this article contact: David A. Atchison
Keywords: third, order theory, aspheric, spectacle lenses, oblique astigmatism
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-1313.1984.tb00353.x
ISSN: 0275-5408
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 1984 Blackwell Publishing
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Deposited On: 17 Aug 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:08

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