Duration: 1st August – 31st August
Number of books: 7
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection
E F P T O Z
DURATION: August 1 – August 31, 2018
Did you know that August is National Eye Exam Month? Our vision is quite important to most of us, especially those of us who love to read. We decided to base this month’s challenge on the basic eye exam – and if you haven’t had your eyes checked lately, we encourage you to do so soon!
1. Our visual acuity (how sharply we see objects) is tested with a chart with 8 lines of differently sized letters read from a distance.
a book with an 8 in the original year of publication (tell us the year) OR a book whose title is printed in distinctly different sized letters (post the cover) – The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
2. The familiar chart we usually see in our eye doctor’s office is called Snellen’s chart, named after Herman Snellen, a Dutch physician who came up with it in 1862. This chart is still used today to detect near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism.
✤ Read a book set in the late 1800s (1860 or later; tell us when)
OR a book with a Dutch character, by a Dutch author or set in the Netherlands (tell us which option fits your book). – Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (1871)
3. Being near-sighted means you can see objects near to you clearly, but objects farther away are blurry. This can is also described as being myopic.
a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in MYOPIC (post a link to the author’s GR page) OR a book with a character who “can’t see the forest for the trees” (open to your interpretation, but you must explain how it fits) – Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (Sookie is annoyingly blinded by Bill and the true murderer in the story)
4. Far-sightedness, on the other hand, means you can see distant objects clearly, but objects close to you may be blurry.
✤ Read a book with the letters F-A-R in the title (do NOT have to be in order)
OR a book with a person wearing glasses on the cover (must be visible in the GR thumbnail; post the cover) – Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama
5. Astigmatism, the worst of both worlds, is an imperfection in the curvature of your eye that causes blurred distance and near vision. This is usually correctable, but sometimes surgery or other procedures are necessary.
✤ Read a book with a character in a medical profession (tell us the character and the career)
OR a book where the first letter of every word in the title (ALL words count, 3-word minimum) can be found in ASTIGMATISM (to use a letter more than once, it must appear more than once). – Sekret by Lindsay Smith (her mother is a medical researcher – genetics)
6. Depending on the size of the letters on the chart, and the distance you are from the chart, your vision will be categorized as something like 20/40 (when measured in feet) or 6/9 (when measured in meters). The first number indicates the distance you’re standing from the chart (20 feet or 6 meters). The second number tells how well you did compared to a “normal” person. In the 20/40 example, when standing 20 feet from the chart, you read it as well as a “normal” person would when standing 40 feet away.
✤ Read a book with an intact 20 or 40 in the total number of pages (208 and 340 work, 410 does not; tell us how many pages)
OR a book in which a character undergoes some sort of medical test (tell us the character and the test). – Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (409 pages)
7. The Snell chart has a giant E on the top line, but other charts have an E that’s pointing in different directions. Those charts are for patients who can’t read the Snell chart letters aloud but can indicate which direction the E is pointing. There’s also a chart that can be used for children, that has common animals pictured rather than letters.
a book whose title begins with E (disregard A, An and The) OR a book with CHILDREN’S on its main GR page (must be over 150 pages; tell us how many pages). – Shadows of the Master by Emily Rodda