Mathematical statements are made for the various hypotheses describing the change in radius of curvature of the back surface of a flexible contact lens as it flexes. These hypotheses may now be tested for validity in predicting both optical and physiological behavior of real contact lenses in situ.
Received February 19, 1979; revised May 25, 1979.
* Optometrist, M.S., Graduate Student in Physiological Optics.
† Optometrist, Ph.D., F.A.A.O., Postdoctoral Fellow, clinical instructor.
Barry A. Weissman
Jules Stein Eye Institute
School of Medicine
UCLA Center for the Health Sciences
800 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90024
© 1979 American Academy of Optometry