We propose to use weighted Zernike functions to represent the aberrations of an eye. Methods for computing the phase of an aberrated ophthalmic wavefront in terms of weighted Zernike functions are discussed. In particular, we consider several options for integrating the phase out of its measured slopes. The weighted functions involve a free parameter. Clinical data on subjective refraction and aberration maps of individual subjects are used to determine an estimate for this parameter.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 10, 2004
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2005
Published: September 1, 2005
Jayoung Nam and Jacob Rubinstein, "Weighted Zernike expansion with applications to the optical aberration of the human eye," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 1709-1716 (2005)