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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 8035–8040

Electronic liquid crystal contact lenses for the correction of presbyopia

Harry E. Milton, Philip B. Morgan, John H. Clamp, and Helen F Gleeson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 8035-8040 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.008035


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Abstract

Abstract: Presbyopia, the age-related reduction in near vision acuity, is one of the leading issues facing the contact lens industry due to an increasingly ageing population and limitations associated with existing designs. A plastic-based liquid crystal contact lens is described which is designed to allow switchable vision correction. The device is characterized by low operating voltages (<5Vrms) and has curvatures suitable for placement upon the cornea. Imaging and Point Spread Function analysis confirm that the lens provides an increase in optical power of + 2.00 ± 0.25 D when activated, ideal for presbyopia correction.

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OCIS Codes
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: February 12, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2014
Published: March 28, 2014

Virtual Issues
Vol. 9, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Harry E. Milton, Philip B. Morgan, John H. Clamp, and Helen F Gleeson, "Electronic liquid crystal contact lenses for the correction of presbyopia," Opt. Express 22, 8035-8040 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-7-8035


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