Accession Number : ADA113652

Title :   Polarized Vernier Optometer.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV LAS CRUCES BEHAVIORAL ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Simonelli,Nicholas M

PDF Url : ADA113652

Report Date : Nov 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : An optometer is described that makes use of polarized light. It is similar in construction and use to the better-known laser optometer but is less expensive, avoids some problems inherent in using lasers, and is responded to very well by subjects in behavioral research. Uses of the device are discussed, and the laser and polarized optometers are contrasted. It is concluded that the polarized vernier optometer is an economical and effective alternative to the laser optometer in behavioral research settings. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Optometers, *Vision, Light, Polarization, Visual perception, Focusing, Darkness, Eye, Images, Polarizing filters, Refraction, Measurement

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE