TELESCOPE EYEGLASSES MAKE THE BLIND SEE (Mar, 1933)

TELESCOPE EYEGLASSES MAKE THE BLIND SEE
Telescope eyeglasses, just perfected by a New York optometrist, will enable forty percent of persons incapacitated by blindness to return to normal work, the American Academy of Optometry was told recently. The powerful lenses enable a patient with only two per cent of normal vision, ordinarily classed as total blindness, to see clearly. Because of their high power the glasses distort objects slightly.

4 comments
  1. Sorcerer Mickey says: October 5, 20079:26 am

    Yes, these Telescope Glasses actually MAKE the blind see – Whether they want to or not! And none of this sissified “at arm”s length” reading range stuff, either. They’ll be doing their reading on billboards a half mile away! 40% of persons incapacitated by blindness will return to normal work, but if you’re one of the 60% who won’t be, you can use your new-found ocular power to keep a watchful, telescope eye out for that prosperity they say is a-comin’ soon!

  2. Firebrand38 says: October 5, 200712:55 pm

    You weren’t held much as a child, were you??

  3. Firebrand38 says: October 5, 20076:35 pm

    But seriously folks, although it sounds funny to us today, it’s an archaic usage actually made popular by a hymn:

    Lord, I Was Blind

    by William Matson (1833-1899)

    The last part of which reads:

    Lord, Thou hast made the blind to see,
    The deaf to hear, the dumb to speak,
    The dead to live; and lo, I break
    The chains of my captivity.

  4. Eyeglasses says: January 6, 20103:41 pm

    Ok, so if normal glasses cost an arm and a leg in 2010… how much did these cost in 1933??? OY!!

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