Designing lenses to correct peripheral refractive errors of the eye

Smith, George, Atchison, David A., Avudainayagam, Chitralekha S., & Avudainayagam, Kodikullam V. (2002) Designing lenses to correct peripheral refractive errors of the eye. Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, 19(1), pp. 10-18.


The purpose of this work was to design ophthalmic lenses that correct peripheral refractive errors of human eyes along a meridian. We designed lenses with the tangential section of one surface based on a figured spheroid but figured in the tangential section only. The curvature of the sagittal section of this surface was adjusted separately. A merit function was used to modify these surfaces until the lenses had power errors that corrected the eye. Examples are presented of lenses that correct a schematic eye. They do excellent jobs of correcting the peripheral power errors of the eye and are relatively insensitive to small changes in fitting distance. We conclude that it is theoretically feasible to design lenses to correct peripheral refractive errors.

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ID Code: 5480
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1520-8532
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 2002 Optical Society of America
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:15

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