Yikes! Eye Tools of Ages Past

A look into the past reveals some familiar fixtures of the ophthalmic practice.

Yikes! Eye Tools of Ages Past

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Iron Spectacles With Double Sidebars That Can Be Tilted Inwards; Double Hinge ca. Late 18th cen.

These spectacles from the late 18th century had double sidebars that could be tilted inwards for adjustments.

From the Abraham Pollen Archives, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. (Ryan Stevenson/ABC)

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