Mask for vision constriction


Accession Number: 2012.psy.138


The instrument consists of a rubber face mask resembling goggles, attached to a long wooden box with a square opening. A rubber strap attached to both sides of the rubber goggles with metal buckles allows for the mask to be worn and strapped to the head.

Primary Materials: Rubber, plastic, wood, metal


Manufacturer’s label on bottom edge of rubber goggles: “WATERSPORTS” ; sticker on side of wooden box: “PROPERTY OF UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO”

Dimensions (cm): Height = 12, Width = 15, Length = 24


Ultimate function unknown. The instrument’s possible functions include constricting the vision of the wearer for use in tests of attention and perception.


Good. However, rubber of goggles has hardened, and is fragile and slightly cracked.

Manufacturer: Rubber goggle component: Watersports.

Date of Manufacture: c. 1970s?

Provenance: Department of Psychology, U of T