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Optometer with 38 lenses, Europe, 1901-1930

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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.

Object number:

A662652

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