AN INTEGRALLY CAST ASPHERIC READING OR BIOPTIC TELESCOPE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
19234
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
L A Spitzberg Inc.
14441 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX, 77079
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Larry A Spitzberg
(713) 497-2988
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A LOW VISION READING OR BIOPTIC TELESCOPE CAN BE DRAMATICALLY AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE LESS IN COST THAN PRESENT MOUNTED TELESCOPES BY BEING CAST INTEGRAL WITH THE CARRIER SPECTACLE LENS. PREVIOUS SOLID TELESCOPE DESIGNS HAVE NOT USED ASPHERIC CURVES TO REDUCE ABERRATIONS NOR PLASTIC CASTING TECHNOLOGY TO PRODUCE A UNIT INTEGRAL WITH THE LENS. A ONE PIECE SOLID READING TELESCOPE HAS BENE SUCCESSFULLY COMPUTER DESIGNED TO REDUCE LATERAL CHROMATIC ABERRATION FURTHRE AND GIVE FOCUSSING OPTIONS WILL ALSO BE DEVELOPED. THESE TWO NEW DESIGNS WILL BE TESTED BY HAVE PROTYPES MADE MOUNTED AND CLINICALLY TESTED. FIELDS OF VIEW, OPTICAL ABERRATIONS AND PATIENT ACCEPTANCE WILL BE EVALUATED. THESE LENTICULAR UNITS CAN BE USED BOTH FOR READING AND DISTANCE BIOPTICS BY ROTATING THE CARRIER LENS. THE CARRIER LENSES CAN BE NORMALLY SURFACED FOR DISTANCE RX AND EDGED FOR ANY FRAME. IN PHASE II, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL DESIGNS WILL BE CHOSEN TO HAVE ASPHEMENRIC MOLDS MADE AND THEN CAST IN CR-39 PLASTIC INTEGRAL WITH THE SPECTACLE LENS TO PROVE THE TREMENENDOUS COST AND APPEARANCE BENEFITS TO LOW VISION PATIENTS.

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