RESEARCH AND RUMINATION

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Eyestrain on the Train: Automatic Sight Testing, Victorian Reading Habits, and W. H. Smith’s

Eyestrain on the Train: Automatic Sight Testing, Victorian Reading Habits, and W. H. Smith’s

Following on from my vitalizing visit to the British Optical Association Museum, I have been investigating the late-19th century innovation of automatic sight testing and have begun to think, in further detail, about the relationship between eyecare and reading at the fin de siècle. My […]