Interesting background on the functional design that went into the letters on the eye chart used to test visual acuity.
David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversees journal policy and contributes to strategy across OUP’s journals program, drives technological innovation, serves as an information officer, and manages a suite of research society-owned journals. David was previously an Executive Editor with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, creating and editing new science books and journals, and was the Editor in Chief for Cold Spring Harbor Protocols. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing. David has been elected to and serves on the Boards of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the STM Association, and CHOR Inc., a not-for-profit public-private partnership to increase public access to research.