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Brightness perception under transient glare conditions with myopic observers wearing contact lenses and spectacles
Author(s): Luis Issolio; Norberto Lopez-Gil; Elisa M. Colombo; Ignacio Miro
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Paper Abstract

Transient glare reduces the perceived brightness for stimulus luminances within the scotopic-mesopic range. This work studies this effect in myopic observers with lens and spectacles corrections and in one emmetrope. The task of the subject consists of compare brightness of two uniform luminance fields sequentially displayed, one of which had a reference luminance of 1 cd/m2. The reference stimulus was presented under glare condition the angle between the glare source and the lie of sight was 10 degrees. The reference field and he glare source were onset at the same time. Subjects had to report which field was brighter with respect to one another. A YES-NO method with constant stimulus was adopted to determine the perceptual matching luminance. Then duration of each stimulus was 300 msec and the interval between both of them was 1.2 msec. We found the effect of the transient glare is stronger as myopic subjects wear glasses corrections than they wear contact lens and the effect is even less for emmetropic subject with the naked eyes. Results could be explained considering an additional ectoptic light veil due to scattering on the glasses and lens.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4419, 4th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 7th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (14 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.437139
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Luis Issolio, Univ. Nacional de Tucuman (Argentina)
Norberto Lopez-Gil, Univ. de Murcia (Spain)
Elisa M. Colombo, Univ. Nacional de Tucuman (Argentina)
Ignacio Miro, Escola Politecnica Superior d'Alcoy (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4419:
4th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 7th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications

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