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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 6434–6441

Measurement and comparison of the optical performance of an ophthalmic lens based on a Hartmann–Shack wavefront sensor in real viewing conditions

Chuanqing Zhou, Weichao Wang, Kun Yang, Xinyu Chai, and Qiushi Ren  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 34, pp. 6434-6441 (2008)

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The spatially resolved wavefront aberrations of four types of ophthalmic lens are measured with a custom-built apparatus based on a Hartmann–Shack wavefront sensor and specially designed positioning stage. The wavefront aberrations of the progressive addition lenses (PALs) are compared. The results show that the distribution depends much on the design philosophy, although the average values of root mean square in the entire measurement areas have no significant difference. It is feasible to evaluate the optical performance through the wavefront analysis of PALs, but how to meet the customized visual needs of patients and how to minimize the unwanted aberrations in some special zones are important points that should be taken into account.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(220.1010) Optical design and fabrication : Aberrations (global)
(330.7325) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visual optics, metrology

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: June 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2008
Published: November 27, 2008

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Chuanqing Zhou, Weichao Wang, Kun Yang, Xinyu Chai, and Qiushi Ren, "Measurement and comparison of the optical performance of an ophthalmic lens based on a Hartmann-Shack wavefront sensor in real viewing conditions," Appl. Opt. 47, 6434-6441 (2008)

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