Sight testing apparatus, England, 1930-1950

Made:
1930-1950 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Trial lens case, comprising lenses, and a pair of frames, plus 2 test types, British, 1930-1950

Optometrists are trained to examine eyes and prescribe visual aids such as spectacles. This is a set of trial lenses. Optometrists used them to determine the strength of spectacle lenses required. It is contained in a silk lined mahogany case. It was made in England in the mid-1900s. It also contains two pairs of frames and two test types for assessing the patient’s eyesight. Patients put on a pair of spectacle frames into which the optometrist placed various lenses. This allowed the subject’s quality of sight to be assessed.

Details

Category:
Ophthalmology
Object Number:
1986-871
Materials:
case, leather, case, mahogany, case, silk and case, steel
type:
sight testing apparatus
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optometry equipment
credit:
Christie's South Kensington Limited

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