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Eye testing lenses, circa 1870

Eye testing lenses, circa 1870

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Caption

Set of horn and glass trial lenses. These were used for eye testing. 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. These are English and date from around 1870.

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