Rodenstock near-vision test

Catalogue Number: 1687
Rodenstock near-vision test
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Reading card, tests of near vision
Corporation: Rodenstock
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1965
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Western Germany
Publisher/Manufacturer: Rodenstock
Description Of Item: Dark cream plastic casing (115 A x160 H x 45 D) with two chrome metal and plastic legs with tilt mechanism. Internal illumination with two test targets, one on each side. One target presents a duochrome test with letters and double Verhoff rings, a pair of polarised letter charts for near binocular balance, a number visual acuity chart and horizontal and vertical tangent scales with light source for a Maddocx rod for measuring near heterophoria. This side of the test unit has a retracting measuring tape for fixing observation distance and the target is marked 'Rodenstock Made in Western Germany'.The second target presents various near tests - typewriter font, printed font, rail timetable and a line of music notation. This side is marked 'Rodenstock' Coil elecric lead with low voltage plug
Historical Significance: The instrument is described in Amigo G. Bonocular balancing techniques. Aust J Optom 1969; : 3-12
How Acquired: Donated by ACO Optometry Clinic
Date Acquired: Nov 2010
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 4 Overhead display

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