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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2009
  • pp: 515–517

Adjustable fluidic lenses for ophthalmic corrections

Randall Marks, David L. Mathine, Gholam Peyman, Jim Schwiegerling, and Nasser Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 4, pp. 515-517 (2009)

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We report on two fluidic lenses that have been developed for ophthalmic applications. The lenses use a circular aperture to demonstrate optical powers between 20 and + 20 D and a rectangular aperture to demonstrate astigmatism with values ranging from 0 to 8 D . Measurements of image quality were made with the fluidic lens using a model eye. Both lenses were variable and controllable by adjusting the fluid volume of the lens. To the best of our knowledge this is the first demonstration of a continuously variable lens for control of astigmatism.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Original Manuscript: October 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2008
Published: February 12, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Randall Marks, David L. Mathine, Gholam Peyman, Jim Schwiegerling, and Nasser Peyghambarian, "Adjustable fluidic lenses for ophthalmic corrections," Opt. Lett. 34, 515-517 (2009)

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