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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 8 — Sep. 4, 2013

Switchable telescopic contact lens

Eric. J. Tremblay, Igor Stamenov, R. Dirk Beer, Ashkan Arianpour, and Joseph E. Ford  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 15980-15986 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.015980


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Abstract

We present design and first demonstration of optics for a telescopic contact lens with independent optical paths for switching between normal and magnified vision. The magnified optical path incorporates a telescopic arrangement of positive and negative annular concentric reflectors to achieve 2.8x magnification on the eye, while light passing through a central clear aperture provides unmagnified vision. We present an experimental demonstration of the contact lens mounted on a life-sized optomechanical model eye and, using a pair of modified commercial 3D television glasses, demonstrate electrically operated polarization switching between normal and magnified vision.

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OCIS Codes
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(330.3795) Vision, color, and visual optics : Low-vision optics
(330.7321) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision coupled optical systems

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2013
Published: June 27, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Eric. J. Tremblay, Igor Stamenov, R. Dirk Beer, Ashkan Arianpour, and Joseph E. Ford, "Switchable telescopic contact lens," Opt. Express 21, 15980-15986 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-13-15980


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