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Bunter
174200.  Mon May 14, 2007 9:50 am Reply with quote

When I went for an eye test today I found out that the eye test thingy with lots of (big and small) letters on it is called a "Snellen", after its inventor Hermann Snellen.

Did anyone else know that?

I then wondered whether the "Snellen" qualified as the UK's most seen piece of 'art' or 'design' as every school child has to have an eye test.

What say you?

A "Snellen":

 
eggshaped
174203.  Mon May 14, 2007 9:56 am Reply with quote

I don't remember having that test as a child, but yes, I did know it's name as it's a chestnut of a quiz question.

 

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