This paper presents a design concept for a head-mounted display, incorporating color stereo vision using commercial LCDs and our own optical relay design. The focus here is on the optical system design, which must meet specifications for a wide field of view, size and cost constraints, and aberration minimization based on human factors. Two multispherical lens systems are presented and compared, one a straight structure and the other a folded structure, which satisfy the design constraints. Their aberrations (distortion, coma, lateral color, field curvature, and astigmatism) have been well corrected, according to human perceptual constraints explicitly discussed. Each has a 20-mm eye relief and an instantaneous field of view greater than 60°; the former has an exit pupil of 10 mm and the latter of 8 mm.

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