All About The Eye Chart At Your Ophthalmologist!!! 11 Fascinating Facts About Your Eyes You Probably Didn’t Know!!!
Ever wondered who invented the chart of letters your ophthalmologist uses to check your eyesight every time you visit!? Want to know some exciting facts which you never knew about the pair of eyes you possess?? Go on, read along!!!
Well, it all started with this humble man named Ferdinand Monoyer. Ferdinand was born in Lyon, France in 1836. His father was a Military doctor by profession. He was a pioneer in ophthalmology. He is credited for the invention of the Dioptre in 1872. He was the Associate Professor of Medical Physics at the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Strasbourg in 1871.
Ferdinand introduced the now-widely used Monoyer chart for testing visual acuity. In order that no one could steal his creation, he placed his name in the letters of the chart. To uncover his name, you have to read vertically from bottom to top on each side of the chart. And ophthalmologists all across the globe employ this tried and tested method for finding out any person’s eye power effectively and accurately.