concave spherical lens


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concave spherical lens

Etymology: L, concavare, to make hollow; Gk, sphaira, ball; L, lentil
a lens with curved, depressed surfaces that cause light rays to diverge. It is used for the management of myopia (nearsightedness).

concave spherical lens

A lens formed of prisms with their apices together (thin at the center and thick at the edge), used for correcting myopia.
See also: lens