Books & Chapters

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customized-corneal-ablation-thumbCustomized Corneal Ablation: The Quest for SuperVision

An introduction to treating refractive errors with a sophisticated technology – the use of computerized corneal topography and wave front sensing. Using these techniques, many scientists believe that vision can be improved to even the 20/8 level, which is three to four lines better than 20/20 on the visual acuity chart. This type of super or hyper vision is possible with newer laser techniques using wavefront aberration testing coupled with customized spot excimer laser treatments.

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Wavefront-customized-visual-correction-thumbWavefront Customized Visual Correction: The Quest for Super Vision II

A new paradigm in ophthalmology has been introduced with the widespread clinical application of ocular wavefront sensing and customized corneal correction. No longer is the science of aberrations confined to the scientist and physicist. It has now entered the world of the physician and surgeon, and with that the world of every eyecare professional, and the patients they serve.

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Visual-and-Ophthalmic-OpticsField Guide to Visual and Ophthalmic Optics

Visual optics requires an understanding of both biology and optical engineering. This Field Guide assembles the anatomy, physiology, and functioning of the eye, as well as the engineering and design of a wide assortment of tools for measuring, photographing, and characterizing properties of the surfaces and structures of the eye. Also covered are the diagnostic techniques, lenses, and surgical techniques used to correct and improve human vision.

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Handbook-of-Optics-thumbHandbook of Optics, Third Edition Volume III: Vision and Vision Optics(set)

Prepared under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, the five carefully architected and cross-referenced volumes of the Handbook of Optics, Third Edition, contain everything a student, scientist, or engineer requires to actively work in the field. From the design of complex optical systems to world-class research and development methods, this definitive publication provides unparalleled access to the fundamentals of the discipline and its greatest minds.

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Molded-Optics-thumbMolded Optics: Design and Manufacture (Series in Optics and Optoelectronics)

While several available texts discuss molded plastic optics, none provide information on all classes of molded optics. Filling this gap, Molded Optics: Design and Manufacture presents detailed descriptions of molded plastic, glass, and infrared optics. Since an understanding of the manufacturing process is necessary to develop cost-effective, producible designs, the book extensively covers various manufacturing methods, design guidelines, trade-offs, best practices, and testing of critical parameters. It also discusses topics that often arise when designing systems with molded optics, such as mitigating stray light and mating systems by eye.

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Optical Specification, Fabrication, and Testing

This book connects the dots between geometrical optics, interference and diffraction, and aberrations to illustrate the development of an optical system. It focuses on initial layout, design and aberration analysis, fabrication, and, finally, testing and verification of the individual components and the system performance.  It also covers more specialized topics such as fitting Zernike polynomials, representing aspheric surfaces with the Forbes Q polynomials, and testing with the Shack Hartmann wavefront sensor. These topics are discussed in more detail than is found in other textbooks, and the techniques are developed to the point where readers can pursue their own analyses or modify to their particular situations.

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