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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2002
  • pp: 527–529

Euro: A new color vision test in the pockets of three hundred million Europeans

P. J. Pardo, A. L. Pérez, and M. I. Suero  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 13, pp. 527-529 (2002)

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As of 1 January 2002, twelve European Union countries have a new common currency - the euro. Amongst the many advantages that the use of this single currency may bring, there is one that is serendipitous from the viewpoint of studying anomalies in color vision: the eurocent coins serve as a ready-made test to detect anomalous chromatic vision.

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OCIS Codes
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics
(330.1720) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color vision

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 29, 2002
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2002
Published: July 1, 2002

Pedro Pardo, A. Perez, and M. Suero, "Euro: A new color vision test in the pockets of three hundred million Europeans," Opt. Express 10, 527-529 (2002)

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