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Contact Lens: How to focus light 1mm away

by clalburn1420
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clalburn1420
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Dec20-09, 04:08 PM
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So, I've been wondering. Anyone know what shape/prescription a contact lens would have to be in order for an eye to be able to focus on something 1mm away (assuming the distance of focus in the eye is around 4 cm)? Does it have to do with focal length of the lens?
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Andy Resnick
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Dec20-09, 05:24 PM
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That's tricky to answer since the eye can accomodate- change its own focal length. There are several optical models ('standard eye')- Liou and Brennan's is one:

http://www.contrastoptical.com/Servi...1/Default.aspx

So it's possible to figure it out.
clalburn1420
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Dec20-09, 06:53 PM
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Great link. Thanks a lot.


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