22 October 1998 Decentration of a spectacle lens
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Proceedings Volume 3579, Ophthalmic Measurements and Optometry; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.328326
Event: Ophthalmic Measurements and Optometry, 1997, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland
The correct placing of the lenses plays an important role in the ophthalmological practice. Centering errors cause disadvantageous prismatic effects and worsen image quality. The optical axes of the spectacles should pass by rotation centers of the eyes. An often met error consists in a faulty center distance, in a wrong positioning of the lenses axis or their placing too high, too low, or in the inclining without lowering. The errors reach some millimeters and some degrees of arc. In technical optics acceptable errors are fractions or hundredths of millimeters and minutes or seconds of arc. Therefore only first powers of decentration are taken into account. In the spectacle optics one cannot omit the second powers of decentration vector. An astigmatism proportional to the square of decentration arises in the center of the field. The off axis aberrations are a quadratic function of the decentration with linear term. The aberrations are calculated by admitting a virtual diaphragm in the point of intersection of the lens axis with the eye's view axis. This method can be applied also to the lenses with aspheric surface and to astigmatic lenses, if the decentration vector lies in one of the principal sections of toroidal surface.
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Janina Bartkowska, Janina Bartkowska, } "Decentration of a spectacle lens", Proc. SPIE 3579, Ophthalmic Measurements and Optometry, (22 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328326; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.328326

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