An optometer is used for determining the refractive index of eyes. This example was apparently designed for buying glasses without the help of an optician or ophthalmologist. An inscription reads “SELF-TEST OPTOMETER / C. G. OPTICAL CO.”

Date Made: ca 1952

Maker: C.G. Optical Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Illinois, Chicago

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Credit Line: Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Food and Drug Administration

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.274347.125Accession Number: 274347Catalog Number: 274347.125

Object Name: Optometer, Self Testoptometer, self test

Physical Description: paper (overall material)wood (overall material)glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 33.5 cm x 21 cm x 15.1 cm; 13 3/16 in x 8 9/32 in x 5 15/16 inoverall, cardboard spectacles: 14 in x 2 5/8 in; 35.56 cm x 6.6675 cmas stored, optometer: 7/8 in x 15 1/4 in x 6 in; 2.2225 cm x 38.735 cm x 15.24 cm

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Record Id: nmah_733137

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