Optometry Advancements, 1914

15 02 2010
Test Lens Set, Oregon State Hospital

The following update on the changes in optometric care for patients at the Oregon State Hospital  was reported to the Oregon Legislature in the Biennial Report of the Oregon State Board of Control for the Biennial Period Ending September 30, 1914.

Considerable time and care have been devoted to the proper fitting of glasses for patients.  It is well known that defects of vision may cause various nervous symptoms or aggravate nervous conditions already present.  Two hundred and forty cases have been refracted, ophthalmoscopic, retinoscopic and other tests being used when indicated. 

This is a decided advance over the old custom of permitting the patient to pick out a pair of spectacles from a miscellaneous assortment of plain plus glasses, which often resulted in harm and discomfort to the patient.

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