Optometer with 38 lenses, Europe, 1901-1930

Made:
1901-1930 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Optometer on pillar stand with 38 lenses. Whole object shot on black background.
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Optometer on pillar stand with 38 lenses. Detail view of object, shot on black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Optometer on pillar stand with 38 lenses

Optometrists are trained to examine eyes and to prescribe visual aids, such as spectacles. This piece of equipment is called an optometer and has 38 rotating trial lenses on a stand. The patient was tested with each lens to determine the strength of spectacles required.

Details

Category:
Ophthalmology
Object Number:
A662652
Materials:
glass, metal
type:
optometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optometry equipment
  • optometry instrument
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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