Which aberrations present in a simple lens are not present (or are greatly reduced) in the human eye?
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The aberrations that are usually present in a lens are:
(1) Spherical aberration and
(2) Chromatic aberration
Spherical aberration is due to the rays that are from different points on the
object brought to focus at different points on the principle axis.
Chromatic aberration denotes different colors being brought to focus at different
points on the principal axis due to the splitting of white light.
These aberrations are greatly reduced in a human eye because the cornea is less
curved at the edges than at the centre and the eye lens is less devise at the edges
than at the centre.
Textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications
Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
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