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March 1942

A VISUAL TEST CARD DESIGNED FOR USE IN EXAMINATIONS FOR THE ARMED FORCESA MORE REFINED MEANS FOR DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN CLASS 1-A AND CLASS 1-B REGISTRANTS

Arch Ophthalmol. 1942;27(3):460-465. doi:10.1001/archopht.1942.00880030032002
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present a visual test card that has been adapted to the needs of the examination for entrance into the armed forces. This examination presents certain problems that are not usually encountered in the routine examination of eyes in private practice. Now, at a time when the armed forces are being rapidly expanded, large numbers of men are examined in groups and the measurement of vision must be accomplished quickly and as accurately as possible as part of the whole examination. Every effort must be made to determine the man's true vision during this hurried examination, as the examiner is confronted both by men with poor vision, who are anxious to get into the service and so try to make their vision appear better than it actually is, and by men who are malingering to evade service. The test conditions and the tests used

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