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Google tribute to Ferdinand Monoyer, the ophthalmologist

Yes, I opened my Chrome Browser today. I got a cute and funny doodle on my homepage. I wasn't able to guess what is the Doodle means. I saw the chart in the right, got some idea. But, I wasn't clear about that what's the matter.

After investigating on it. I got a name Ferdinand Monoyer from France, a ophthalmologist who introduced diopter a unit of measure of the optical power of a lens or curved mirror in 1872. Hey, do you know when you want a correct number of opticals for your eyes and you get it, who made it possible? His name is Ferdinand Monoyer.

He was born on 9th May, 1836 and died on 11th July, 1912. You can see monoyer chart in the doodle (right). He was an Associate Professor of Medical Physics at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Strasbourg in 1871. This was his 181th birthday.

To honor Ferdinand Monoyer, Google introduced a doodle having a chart you usually can see it in the opticals stores and eye hospitals. If you got deficiency, and you can read…