We propose a simple method to measure the angle “α” that the visual axis (VA) makes with the optical axis of the human eye. In this method, we capture the images of the pupil from three different angles, one along the VA and the other two along angles that are symmetrical with respect to the VA. These views of the pupil are captured simultaneously by a camera in a single photograph using a pair of plane mirrors. Assuming a model eye and with the help of finite ray tracing, we compute the value of α from the measured diameters of the three images of the pupil. Having a simple means to measure the value of α can be useful for optical modeling and analysis of the human eye. Measurement of the VA may also be useful in monitoring progressive myopia.
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