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Optometer, circa 1890

Optometer, circa 1890

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Metal and ebonite optometer. An optometer is a device used to assess the range and power of vision. The earliest reference to optometry was by English friar, Roger Bacon (1214-1292) who in 1263 described the use of lenses for those with weak eyes. By the 1900s optometry had become an established profession. This device is Continental and dates from 1890.

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