Adjustable fluidic lenses for ophthalmic corrections

Randall Marks, David L. Mathine, Gholam Peyman, Jim Schwiegerling, Nasser Peyghambarian

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-517
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 15 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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