STUDY OF THE OPTICAL POWER OF NANOPHOTONIC SOFT CONTACT LENSES BASED ON POLY (2- HYDROXYETHYL METHACRYLATE) AND FULLERENE

Authors

  • Aleksandra Debeljković Mitrović NanoLab, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Kraljice Marije 16, 11210 Belgrade, Serbia
  • Dragomir Stamenković Optix, Ugrinovačka 13, 11080, Zemun, Serbia
  • Manuel Conte Soleko, 1 Via Ravano, 03037 Pontecorvo (Frosinone), Italy
  • Božica Bojović NanoLab, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Kraljice Marije 16, 11210 Belgrade, Serbia
  • Spomenko Mihajlović Geomagnetic Institute Grocka, Put za Umčare 3, 11306 Grocka, Serbia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7251/cm.v1i5.1512

Abstract

In this paper results of comparative study of the optical power of soft contact lenses (SCL) made of standard material for SCL and nanophotonic materials with different measurement techniques used for the final contact lens controllers are presented. Three types of nanophotonic soft contact lenses were made of standard polymacon material (Soleko SP38TM) incorporated with fullerene C60, fullerol C60(OH)24 and fullerene metformin hydroxylate C60(OH)12(OC4N5H10)12.

For the purposes of material characterization for potential application as soft contact lenses, the optical properties of the soft contact lenses were measured by Rotlex and Nidek device. With Rotlex device the following optical results were obtained: optical power and map of defects, while with the Nidek device: optical power, cylinder power and cylinder axis. The obtained values of optical power and map of defects showed that the optical power of synthesized nanophotonic soft contact lens is same to the nominal value, while this was not the case for the standard soft contact lens. Also, the quality of the nanophotonic soft contact lens is better than the standard one. Hence, it is possible to synthesize new nanophotonic soft contact lenses of desired optical characteristics, implying possibilities for their application in this field.

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Published

2014-09-26