Catalogue Number: 2484
Technical brochure. The Freeman Near Vision Unit
Sub-Category: Ophthalmic product manual/instructions
Author: FREEMAN H
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: Undated c1960
Edition: 3rd Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Birmingham
Publisher/Manufacturer: Archer-Elliott Birmingham Optical Group Ltd
Description Of Item: Orange printed still paper cover, 210 x 150 mm, 36 pages, 10 black and white illustrations with two parts, Part 1 Principles and Part II Instructions.
Historical Significance: Harry Freeman FBOA (Higher Diploma), FSMC, DOrth, FAAO was a noted English optometrist who devised a number of refraction tests in the 1940s and 1950s including this test, as well as the Freeman-Archer Subjective Unit and a variant of the duochrome test using Verhoeff rings. The Freeman Near Vision Unit was devised in 1944. (see Aust J Optom 1965; 48: 200 -203, a reprint of an article published in the Ophthal Optician). See also Cat No 598 and 1867 for other instruction booklets of this and other of Freeman's tests.
How Acquired: Donated by Harold Barton, Victorian optometrist
Date Acquired: Sep 2014
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 6