Optician Sans is a free typeface based on the 10 historical optotype letters seen on millions of eye charts around the world, finalising the work that was started decades ago.
The universal optometrist eye charts have been around for decades and seen by millions of people worldwide. The first standardised chart was created by Hermann Snellen in the Netherlands in 1862, before Louise Sloan designed a new set in 1959. These letters make up the now universal chart for testing visual acuity, also known as the LogMAR chart, which was developed by National Vision Research Institute of Australia. But ever since 1959, they have consisted of only 10 letters.
Optician Sans is a fully functional typeface based on the historical optotype letters, including numbers and special characters.
There are no future updates planned, at the moment.
This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1. More details in the license file.
Art director & designer Simen Schikulski
Type Designer Fábio Duarte Martins
Adviser Kjetil Wold
Designer Vivi-Ann Slaatsveen
VFX Magnus Vanem
Marketing Tor Hernan Floor