2. A combination of two or more such pieces, sometimes with other optical devices such as prisms, used to form an image for viewing or photographing. Also called "compound lens".
3. A device that causes radiation other than light to converge or diverge by an action analogous to that of an optical lens.
4. A transparent, biconvex body of the eye between the iris and the vitreous humor that focuses light rays entering through the pupil of the eye to form an image on the retina.
5. The transparent part of the eye, behind the pupil.
The lens was named after the lentil bean because it resembled it in shape and size
A lens is the transparent structure inside the eye that focuses light rays onto the retina which is the nerve layer that lines the back of the eye, senses light and creates impulses that go through the optic nerve to the brain.
In addition to the lens, the eye has a number of other components including the cornea, iris, pupil, retina, macula, optic nerve, and vitreous.
- The cornea is the clear front window of the eye that transmits and focuses light into the eye.
- The iris is the colored part of the eye that helps regulate the amount of light that enters the eye.
- The pupil is the dark aperture in the iris that determines how much light is let into the eye.
- The retina is the nerve layer that lines the back of the eye, senses light and creates impulses that travel through the optic nerve to the brain.
- The macula is a small area in the retina that contains special light-sensitive cells and allows us to see fine details clearly.
- The optic nerve is the nerve that connects the eye to the brain and carries the impulses formed by the retina to the visual cortex of the brain.
- The vitreous humor is a clear, jelly-like substance that fills the middle of the eye.
Other bifocal lenses are the flat-top Franklin type, or blended invisibly.
2. An instrument for focusing beams of charged particles which has four electrodes with alternately positive and negative polarity; used in electron microscopes and particle accelerators.
3. An apparatus that uses four electrodes set in an alternating positive-negative polarity series to focus the beams of charged particles employed in electron microscopes and particle accelerators.
2. An electromagnet designed to produce a suitably shaped magnetic field for the focusing and deflection of electrons or other charged particles in electron optical instruments.
3. An electron lens consisting of a homogeneous axial electric field and a magnetic field, used in high-quality image tubes for high Modulation Transfer Function (MTF, a measurement of monitor sharpness) and small geometrical distortion requirements.
2. An electric or magnetic field, or a combination of such, that acts upon an electron beam in a manner similar to that in which an optical lens acts upon a light beam.
3. A tool which uses an electromagnetic field to refract an electron beam in a manner similar to the refraction of light by an optical lens.
4. A system of deflecting electrodes or coils designed to produce an electric field which influences a beam of electrons in the same manner that a lens affects a light beam.
5. An electric field used to focus a stream of electrons on a target.
2. An arrangement of electrostatic fields that acts upon beams of charged particles similar to the way a glass lens acts on light beams.
3. An electrostatic field with axial (a line of symmetry of an optical system, such as the line passing through the center of a lens) or a plane symmetry which acts upon beams of charged particles of uniform velocity; such as, glass lenses act on light beams.
The action of electrostatic fields with axial symmetry is similar to that of spherical glass lenses, whereas the action of electrostatic fields with plane symmetry is like that of cylindrical glass lenses.
It is commonly used to correct a condition that causes a blurring and loss of clearness in the images produced by lenses or mirrors of quadrupole lens systems.
Removal of the cataract and insertion of the intraocular lens typically takes about an hour and does not require hospitalization.
The intraocular lens is implanted within the capsule, which provides permanent support for the lens. It is never handled or adjusted, as a contact lens might be.
2. A lens whose power increases continuously and regularly in a downward direction, avoiding the discontinuity of bifocal and trifocal lenses.
2. Pertaining to or noting a lens that is plane on one side and concave on the other side.
2. A lens ghat has one spherical surface and one cylindrical surface.