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
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
José Alonso, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
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, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
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.