Design of high-power aspherical ophthalmic lenses with a reduced error budget

Wen Shing Sun, Horng Chang, Ching Cherng Sun, Ming Wen Chang, Ching Huang Lin, Chuen Lin Tien

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As in the lens optimization process, ophthalmic lens designers have usually constructed error functions with 0.5, 0.7, and 1.0 at only three oblique fields. This seems enough to achieve a balanced trade-off with the astigmatic error, the power error, and the distortion all being considered simultaneously. However, for high-power ophthalmic lenses, the aberration curves show serious violations even if aspherical coefficients are involved. The analytical results indicate that a field error suppression of up to 7 points may even be required in some cases. The suppression effects are excellent and examples of both positive and negative lenses are designed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-470
Number of pages11
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2002


  • Aspherical surface
  • Mean oblique power error
  • Oblique astigmatism error
  • Ophthalmic lenses
  • Optimization method


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