The clinical importance of spectacle lens base curves

Atchison, David A. (1986) The clinical importance of spectacle lens base curves. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 69(1), pp. 31-35.


This paper discusses the importance of spectacle lens base curves to the practice of optometry. The base curve is defined. Principles of spectacle lens design, and the role of the base curve in spectacle lens design, are explained. Current practices of manufacturers and surfacing laboratories concerning base curves are discussed, as is the role of the optometrist in specifying and measuring lens curves.

Impact and interest:

3 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 4662
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information or for a copy of this article contact: David A. Atchison
Additional URLs:
Keywords: aniseikonia, anisometropia, base curve, blur index, spectacle lenses, spectacle lens design
ISSN: 0816-4622
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 1986 Optometrists Association Australia
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal from 1998 to 2005 can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 17 Aug 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:08

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page