William Shakespeare was clearly some kind of eye doctor. And since there is clear evidence in his writing that he cared greatly for measure, we've determined that Shakespeare was, beyond any doubt, an optometrist. Here are ten quotes that prove our thesis:
"To hear with eyes belongs to love's fine wit."
"Bless thee for thy vision!"
Pericles: V, ii
"How desirous of our sight they are."
Titus Andronicus: V, i
"Bear thine eyes straight, though thy proud heart go wide."
"Why have you any discretion? have you any eyes? Do you know what a man is?"
Troilus and Cressida: I, ii
"Your light grows dark by losing of your eyes."
Love’s Labours Lost : I, i
"I will undo this hateful imperfection of her eyes."
A Midsummer Night's Dream: IV, i
"Men's eyes were made to look, and let them gaze."
Romeo and Juliet: III, i
"Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?"
As You Like It: III, v
And the number one quote proving Shakespeare was an optometrist is...
"Gaze where you should, and that will clear your sight."
Comedy of Errors: III, ii