negative lens

negative lens

[′neg·əd·iv ′lenz]
(optics)
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The more negative lens is slabbed-off to remove unwanted base down prism and this technique can be applied to D segments, E-line bifocals and even progressives, although the cosmesis of this final option will be compromised by the introduction of a subtle dividing line on one lens.
Looking through the most negative lens are religious fundamentalists, doctrinaire psychoanalytical types, and, probably most dangerous, therapists who don't see themselves as homophobic but who really believe that being gay or lesbian is evidence of incomplete or immature psychological development and possibly the underlying cause of other psychological problems.
The negative lens power shifts the focal point posterior to the retina, and in turn this prompts axial elongation and transient choroidal thinning leading to myopic refractive error.
As can be seen in Figure 5, the near vision potential was limited with both AIOLs, with a steep drop-off in VA as negative lens defocus increased, although the Synchrony group demonstrated significantly better median acuity at the -3.
c) It magnifies distance objects by using a combination of a positive and a negative lens
To do this a negative lens must be combined with a positive lens of carefully selected refractive index; the dispersion from the two lenses cancels out the colour effects (Figure 4).