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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2010
  • pp: 5906–5913

Spherical aberration gauge for human vision

Bruce M. Pixton and John E. Greivenkamp  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 30, pp. 5906-5913 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.005906


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Abstract

Spherical aberration affects vision in varying degrees depending on pupil size, accommodation, individual eye characteristics, and interpretations by the brain. We developed a spherical aberration gauge to help evaluate the correction potential of spherical aberration in human vision. Variable aberration levels are achieved with laterally shifted polynomial plates from which a user selects a setting that provides the best vision. The aberration is mapped into the pupil of the eye using a simple telescope. Calibration data are given.

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OCIS Codes
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(330.4595) Vision, color, and visual optics : Optical effects on vision
(330.7327) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visual optics, ophthalmic instrumentation

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 26, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2010
Published: October 19, 2010

Virtual Issues
Vol. 6, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Bruce M. Pixton and John E. Greivenkamp, "Spherical aberration gauge for human vision," Appl. Opt. 49, 5906-5913 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-30-5906

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