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The displacement of the image of an object occurring when viewing across the borderline between two portions of different power in a bifocal or trifocal lens. The jump is eliminated by placing the optical centres on the dividing line; the lens is then called a no jump bifocal (e.g. a monocentric bifocal with a straight dividing line) (Fig. J1). Syn. image jump; prismatic jump. See monocentric.
Fig. J1 Image jump upward caused by the segment of a bifocal lens, as the direction of gaze is lowered across the dividing lineenlarge picture
Fig. J1 Image jump upward caused by the segment of a bifocal lens, as the direction of gaze is lowered across the dividing line
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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