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Spectacle lenses which correct oblique astigmatism at all ocular rotations: investigation of 'Merte's' conicoidal surfaces

Atchison, David A., Smith, George, Jalie, Mo, & Gulley, David (1996) Spectacle lenses which correct oblique astigmatism at all ocular rotations: investigation of 'Merte's' conicoidal surfaces. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 16(5), pp. 438-446.

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Abstract

Merte (1950) described lens forms that correct oblique astigmatism at all ocular rotations. The front surfaces of all lenses were flat, and the back surfaces were made aspherical as conicoids. Merte did not provide a derivation of his formulae for the appropriate conicoidal surfaces. We show that Merte formula is correct and describe that nature of appropriate conicoidal back surfaces of spectacle lenses.

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ID Code: 5113
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: d.atchison@qut.edu.au
Keywords: spectacle lenses, oblique astigmatism, Merte's conicoidal surfaces, ocular rotation
DOI: 10.1046/j.1475-1313.1996.95001328.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 1996 Blackwell Publishing
Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Deposited On: 27 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 17:12

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