Improvements to Whole Lens Reconstruction for Saline Submerged Soft Contact Lenses
AuthorGuido, Christopher James
KeywordsLow Coherence Interferometry
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractA method for measuring the thickness and surface profiles of soft contact lenses while submerged in a saline solution has been implemented utilizing a low coherence Twyman-Green Interferometer. Although the original measurements demonstrated that features on the contact lens surfaces could be accurately determined, it was believed that the layout of the system also induced surface profile distortions. A new opto-mechanical layout has been implemented which eliminates many of these low frequency distortions. Improvements to the original phase unwrapping algorithms have also been developed to overcome the low visibility output inherent to the measurement allowing for a more complete analysis of the two surfaces of a contact lens.
Degree ProgramGraduate College