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"Report By Al"
Comments About the TeleVue DIOPTRX™ Eyesight Astigmatism Correction Lens
The TeleVue DIOPTRX™ Eyesight Astigmatism Correction Lens was introduced to the general public in June 2005, but Al Nagler of TeleVue had been demonstrating the lenses at some public amateur astronomers events. This is a brief summary of comments by Al Nagler, followed by comments from the first persons who tried the DIOPTRX™.
For more information please refer to our TeleVue DIOPTRX™ Eyesight Astigmatism Correction Lens description page on line.
At TSP and RTMC in May and CSSP (Cherry Springs Star Party) in June, I had the pleasure of evaluating over 100 subjects using our DIOPTRX™ astigmatism correctors to evaluate both the absolute performance and performance relative to their eyeglasses. I used a Tele Vue 60 with 60° diagonal and 32mm Plössl (5.3mm exit pupil) to view our DIOPTRX™ test chart. In a few cases, I was able to confirm the performance at night using a 35mm Panoptic and 12mm Nagler Type-4 on our TV NP-127 to view star clusters. Most subjects did not have their eyeglass prescriptions or know their eyesight astigmatism, but I have enough experience now to guess at a reasonable starting point in trying DIOPTRX™. Since we had 10 models in ¼ diopter steps of astigmatism from ¼ diopter to 2½ diopters, it was easy for subjects to find their optimum values.
Following are some general conclusions:
I was very gratified by the instant and positive unprompted reactions. You might enjoy the following sample comments (sorted by astigmatism correction):
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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