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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2005
  • pp: 4523–4527

Measurement of wave-front aberration in soft contact lenses by use of a Shack–Hartmann wave-front sensor

Tae Moon Jeong, Manoj Menon, and Geunyoung Yoon  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 21, pp. 4523-4527 (2005)

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Lower- and higher-order wave-front aberrations of soft contact lenses were accurately measured with a Shack–Hartmann wave-front sensor. The soft contact lenses were placed in a wet cell filled with lens solution to prevent surface deformation and desiccation during measurements. Aberration measurements of conventional toric and multifocal soft contact lenses and a customized soft contact lens have proved that this method is reliable. A Shack–Hartmann wave-front sensor can be used to assess optical quality of both conventional and customized soft contact lenses and to assist in enhancing lens quality control.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.4460) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices

Original Manuscript: November 5, 2004
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2005
Published: July 20, 2005

Tae Moon Jeong, Manoj Menon, and Geunyoung Yoon, "Measurement of wave-front aberration in soft contact lenses by use of a Shack–Hartmann wave-front sensor," Appl. Opt. 44, 4523-4527 (2005)

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