Monday, May 19, 2008

New Obsession

My new obsession = eye charts. I love vintage medical charts and diagrams...they are peculiarly wonderful and great conversation pieces. Unfortunately the first two diagrams shown below are not up for ebay auction anymore...but one can dream!

The first vintage eye chart went for $46.00, and the Good-Light Professional Eye Chart never met the reserve, but had a Buy It Now for $85.00.

More interesting eye related diagrams - Snellen Eye Charts Pediatric and Adult Charts (the picture ones are neat), Vintage Stand-Up Fundus Oculi Charts, and Iridology 1904 Eye Diagnosis Chart.

For a cheaper version you can pick up a new Snellen Wall Hanging Eye Chart. There are several available with Buy It Now offers ranging from $10.00-$15.00. And for a really wild touch check out the Eye Anatomy Wall Clock - crazy!


Krissy said...

It's amazing how normal everyday things can be taken as art once out of their element! I love it :)

diana @ please sir said...

I agree - very neat to decorate with interesting items!

kris said...

You are genius for vintage finds,I never thought of these before!It look awesome!

Fiesta Lady said...

You have an 'eye' for antiqueing.
Must be in the 'genes'!

diana @ please sir said...

Thanks!! I hope I have the "eye" haha.

Dianna said...

i love your latest obsession! the vintage charts are especially wonderful. never would have thought of eye charts as art, but you have made them art.

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