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Modern optical design assessment and spectacle lenses

Atchison, David A. (1985) Modern optical design assessment and spectacle lenses. Optica Acta, 32(5), pp. 607-634.

Abstract

This paper investigates whether or not the application of modern methods of optical design assessment to the field of spectacle lens design will recommend new designs and/or new principles for design of single vision spectacle lenses. The aspects of the assumption of conventional spectacle lens design techniques, which is that the finite size of the stop can be ignored, are discussed. The tools for the investigation, raytracing and polychromatic optical transfer function schemas, are also discussed. Using examples, it is shown that the assumption of conventional spectacle lens design techniques is generally valid. In general, the application of modern methods of optical lens design assessment to the field of spectacle lens design does not recommend designs or principles for design other than those already recommended by conventional spectacle lens design techniques. However, it is possible that the use of complex aspheric surfaces, particularly for high powered lenses, may produce considerable lens coma with detrimental effects on foveal image quality of the rotating eye.

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ID Code: 4658
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Now published as Journal of Modern Optics. For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: d.atchison@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: optical lens design, single vision lenses, spectacle lens
ISSN: 1362-3044
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 1985 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Optica Acta 32(5):pp. 607-634.
Deposited On: 17 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 17:08

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