Laboratory Evaluation of Commercial Aspheric Aphakic Lenses

Atchison, David A. & Smith, George (1983) Laboratory Evaluation of Commercial Aspheric Aphakic Lenses. American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics, 60(7), pp. 598-615.


Four types of commercial aspheric aphakic lenses were assessed with respect to mass, spectacle magnification, off-axis power errors, and peripheral distortion. The aspheric lenses have better distortion and off-axis imagery properties than spherical flat back lenses, but the improvement in distortion properties is small for those lenses whose design form specifies a flattish back surface. The claims concerning the distortion properties of these lenses are exaggerated. The shape (bending) of lenses has a large effect on spectacle magnification, peripheral distortion, and off-axis imagery

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ID Code: 4648
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: aphakia, aspheric lenses, off, axis aberrations, peripheral distortion, spectacle magnification
ISSN: 1538-9235
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 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:08

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