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Modern Ophthalmic Optics

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  • Date Published: May 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107110748

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  • This book is a comprehensive account of the most recent developments in modern ophthalmic optics. It makes use of the powerful matrix formalism to describe curvature and power, providing a unified view of the optical and geometrical properties of lenses. This unified approach is applicable to the design and properties of not only spectacle lenses, but also contact and intraocular lenses (IOL). The newest developments in lens design, manufacturing and testing are discussed, with an emphasis on the description of free-form technology, which has surpassed traditional manufacturing methods and allows digital lenses to be specifically designed with the unique requirements of the user. Other important topics which are covered include modern lens materials, up-to-date lens measuring techniques, contact and intraocular lenses, progressive power lenses, low vision aids, ocular protection and coatings. Providing a broad overview of recent developments in the field, it is ideal for researchers, manufacturers and practitioners involved in ophthalmic optics.

    • Uses a unified approach based in matrix optics to describe the optical properties of lenses, leading to a deeper understanding of the relationship between curvature and optical properties
    • Provides a complete description of the principles of design, manufacturing and testing of free-form lenses, currently an essential topic in ophthalmic optics
    • Includes updates on classical topics as lens materials, filters and coatings
    • The book is self-contained and includes accessible descriptions of the mathematical tools employed in the field of ophthalmic optics
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    Reviews & endorsements

    ‘This dense volume (546 pages) is a reasonably comprehensive discussion of various topics in the field. The unique feature of this book is the use of matrix formalism to describe curvature and power of a surface. The matrix formalism is especially useful for analyzing astigmatic systems. There are many good things about this book … it will be an invaluable reference book for researchers and graduate student in ophthalmic optics or for optical engineers who desire to know more about the field.’ Vengu Lakshminarayanan, Optics & Photonics News

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107110748
    • length: 562 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.27kg
    • contains: 214 b/w illus. 18 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Ophthalmic materials
    2. Surfaces in ophthalmic lenses
    3. Wavefronts and rays
    4. Single vision lenses
    5. The lens-eye system
    6. Aberrations and lens design
    7. Optics of contact and intraocular lenses
    8. Multifocal lenses
    9. Low vision aids and high power lenses
    10. Lens manufacturing and measurement
    11. Filters and coatings
    Appendix A. Frames
    Appendix B. Introduction to matrix algebra
    Appendix C. Introduction to surface geometry
    Appendix D. Local dioptric power matrix
    Appendix E. Seidel aberrations and Zernike polynomials
    Appendix F. Abelès theory of multilayer films

  • Authors

    José Alonso, Indizen Optical Technologies
    José Alonso is head of R&D at Indizen Optical Technologies, the company he founded together with Dr D. Crespo and Dr.A. Quiroga. He is also Professor in Optics at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid. His research interests are optical metrology and ophthalmic optics, with focus on the design of advanced customized lenses.

    José A. Gómez-Pedrero, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
    José A. Gómez-Pedrero is Professor at the College of Optics and Optometry at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid, where he lectures on geometrical optics, ophthalmic optics and digital imaging processing. His current research interests include ophthalmic and visual optics, image processing, computer vision and optical design.

    Juan A. Quiroga, Indizen Optical Technologies
    Juan A. Quiroga is co-head of R&D at Indizen Optical Technologies. He is also Professor in Optics at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid. His current principal areas of interest are digital image processing techniques applied to optical metrology, with focus in ophthalmic technologies.

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