Antique optical eye model

Antique optical eye model


Antique optical eye model

Categories: Medicine, Scientific, Spectacles, Other Medical Antiques


An interesting optical eye model, height is 28 cm, there’s a lens + the 2 external one. I assume they should demonstrate the difference between nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia), even if I can’t really understand the functioning: I would expected at least an additional lens but no additional slot to host it.

I’d guess from the first half of 1900’s, from an Italian maker of teaching models.

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