We demonstrate a compact optical phoroptor consisting of adjustable astigmatic and defocus lenses. The lenses are fluidically controlled and allow for an arbitrary refractive error to be corrected without mechanically moving lenses. Shack–Hartmann measurements were used to characterize the optical properties of the individual lenses. The lenses were then assembled into the phoropter and controlled with three separate fluid controls. The phoroptor was verified by correcting the vision of a model eye with an induced refraction error.
© 2010 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2010
Published: February 26, 2010
Vol. 5, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Randall Marks, David L. Mathine, Gholam Peyman, Jim Schwiegerling, and N. Peyghambarian, "Adjustable adaptive compact fluidic phoropter with no mechanical translation of lenses," Opt. Lett. 35, 739-741 (2010)