Testing eyes in the schools is unlike testing them anywhere else. It is a screening process done in an attempt to sift the children with good eyes from those with bad eyes and to have the latter placed under the care and attention of a physician. The peculiar problems confronted in testing the visual acuity of pupils in schools are not readily understood by many physicians. Even the ophthalmologists are frequently unaware of the obstacles encountered in examining the vision of hundreds or thousands of children in a given school or school system. The matter of charts, their illumination, the illumination of the room, the correction for the angle of vision, the portability of the charts, the children themselves, the memorizing of the charts, the examiners, the procedure in testing, the scoring and the follow-up study are so varied, not only in each school system but in each
GOULD WL. TESTING THE EYES OF SCHOOL CHILDREN: A NEW EYE TEST CABINET. Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;13(1):60–64. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840010070007
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