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Telescopic vision contact lens
Author(s): Eric J. Tremblay; R. Dirk Beer; Ashkan Arianpour; Joseph E. Ford
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Paper Abstract

We present the concept, optical design, and first proof of principle experimental results for a telescopic contact lens intended to become a visual aid for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), providing magnification to the user without surgery or external head-mounted optics. Our contact lens optical system can provide a combination of telescopic and non-magnified vision through two independent optical paths through the contact lens. The magnified optical path incorporates a telescopic arrangement of positive and negative annular concentric reflectors to achieve 2.8x - 3x magnification on the eye, while light passing through a central clear aperture provides unmagnified vision.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7885, Ophthalmic Technologies XXI, 788510 (11 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.878795
Show Author Affiliations
Eric J. Tremblay, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
R. Dirk Beer, Pacific Science & Engineering Group, Inc. (United States)
Ashkan Arianpour, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Joseph E. Ford, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7885:
Ophthalmic Technologies XXI
Fabrice Manns; Per G. Söderberg; Arthur Ho, Editor(s)

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