Spherical aberration gauge for human vision

Bruce M. Pixton, John E. Greivenkamp

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Spherical aberration affects vision in varying degrees depending on pupil size, accommodation, individual eye characteristics, and interpretations by the brain. We developed a spherical aberration gauge to help evaluate the correction potential of spherical aberration in human vision. Variable aberration levels are achieved with laterally shifted polynomial plates from which a user selects a setting that provides the best vision. The aberration is mapped into the pupil of the eye using a simple telescope. Calibration data are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5906-5913
Number of pages8
JournalApplied optics
Issue number30
StatePublished - Oct 20 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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