Public Artwork

Crushed Vision

Lucy Pullen, Crushed Vision, 1998
Lucy Pullen, Crushed Vision, 1998
Rapp Optical, 788 College Street, Toronto, ON, M6G 1C6, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Pullen, Lucy
Text author(s): 
Pullen, Lucy
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When the eye can no longer focus sharply on near objects, an optical lens is required to assist in reading and near work. Three basic lens designs can provide this assistance. Bifocal lenses are convenient, as they offer the wearer two fields of correction, distance, and near. Trifocals go a step further, with an additional zone for intermediate, arms length vision. The third and most recent optical lens design is the progressive addition lens. Progressive addition lenses are a technically advanced design which allows continuous vision from infinity to near. Because of the absence of lines, the visual path is smooth and uninterrupted. In addition to improved visual comfort, esthetic appearance is enhanced. By trying the various styles, individuals can determine which types of design can best suit their needs.

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Accidental Audience : Urban Interventions by Artists

Pruesse, Kym (1999).  Accidental Audience : Urban Interventions by Artists. Toronto : Off\Site Collective, p. 80

Taking it to the Streets

Mackay, Gillian (1998).  Taking it to the Streets. The Globe & Mail (Toronto). (November 07), p. E2