Ian Bailey and Jan Lovie with their LogMAR chart

Catalogue Number: 1210
Ian Bailey and Jan Lovie with their LogMAR chart
Category: Photographs
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1978
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Two black and white photographs of Ian L Bailey and Jan Lovie holding an LogMAR chart in front of them. (A)8.9 x 12.7 cm (pictured); B 12.7 x 17.7 cm; (C) Also black and white 35 mm photographic transparency of the same subjects, and (D) digital monochrome image, 522 x 811, 603 kb, one black and white the other with a greenish tint. NB. These two images do not crop the subjects heads
Historical Significance: Ian Bailey was the first full-time researcher in the National Vision Research Institute having previously been Clinic Administrator and lecturer in the College. He was a graduate of the College in 1961. Jan Lovie was his graduate student in the NVRI. Together they devised the LogMAR visual acuiity chart, which has become the standard visual acuity chart throughout the world. For more information on Ian Bailey and his colourful career see his profile in Clin Exp Optom: Adams AJ, Lovie-Kitchin J. Ian L Bailey Clin Exp Optom 2004; 87: 37-41 also on this web site under the tab people who made history. Jan Lovie became Jan Lovie-Kitchin and was a senior academic at the Queensland University of Technology and a leader in low vision care. See her profile: Cole BL. Jan Lovie-Kitchin. Clin Exp Optom 2007: 90: 214-216. For information of the LogMAR chart see: Bailey IL, Lovie JE.New design principles for visual acuity letter charts. Am J Optom Physiol Opt. 1976 Nov;53(11):740-5.
How Acquired: Record of VCO
Condition: Good. Smaller pic is faded
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 5 Album 2

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