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A polycarbonate ophthalmic-prescription lens series.

Authors
  • Davis, J K
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of optometry and physiological optics
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1978
Volume
55
Issue
8
Pages
543–552
Identifiers
PMID: 742644
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Improvements in polycarbonate material, production techniques, and scratch-resistant coatings, combined with a process-oriented design, have resulted in a precision lens series. Surface quality is comparable to that of untreated glass ophthalmic lenses. The repeatability of the process results in closely controlled axial power and off-axis performance. For most lens prescriptions, the ANSI Z80.1 optical-center specifications for prescription accuracy are maintained through a total field of view of 40 deg for an 8-mm range of center-of-rotation distances. Off-axis astigmatism is controlled for near-point seeing. The lenses are both lighter and thinner than those of crown glass. A scratch-resistant coating reduces the reflections normally associated with high-index (1.586) materials. Impact resistance exceeds that required by ANSI Z80.7 and is many times that required by ANSI Z80.1.

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