“Through the ORBIS Lens” is a collection of photos showcasing the issues surrounding global eye health. Each week ORBIS will share our best photographs highlighting our efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness around the world.
Have you ever seen a “Tumbling E” eye chart? ORBIS uses this chart to measure visual acuity across the globe. Instead of the Latin alphabet, it contains rows of the letter "E" in various kinds of rotation. The patient is asked to state (usually by pointing) where the “limbs” of the E are pointing: "up, down, left or right." This photo was taken in Kolkata, India this past September at a screening day at Susrut Hospital.
Learn more about our work in India here: http://bit.ly/16jSmEQ.
Photo: Geoff Oliver Bugbee/ORBIS