Is this the end of the eye chart?

When it comes to testing vision, sometimes the best method is still the most basic.

Illustration by Mar Hernández

The original Snellen eye chart has entered the realm of kitsch. Cruise the internet, and you’ll find hosiery, flasks, flip flops, and shower curtains adorned with the same “E-F-P-T-O-Z.”

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