Optical Heritage Museum Web Site

Ophthalmic Industry Present and Past

Historical Resources Page



Lens Materials


Lens Materials- History of CR39


Lens Materials- Polarized 


Lens Materials - Glass  


Lens Materials- Photochromics / Sunglasses


Lens Coatings / Abrasion


Lens Companies


Lens type/design history


Lens Equipment




Eyeglass Frames


U.S. Presidents and their Eyeglasses 


Safety Eyewear



Industry Recollections


Optical Industry Vintage Advertising


Opticians, Optometry, and Ophthalmology 


ISO Reference Wavelength Info


Hall of Fame

"Some History of Eyewear" - John Young/Optical Heritage Museum

Previously unpublished ,Posted 16-May-13



ANSI Z80 Past Documents


Standards / Organizations



Links of Interest


Check out theopticalvisionsite and their link on memorable eyeglasses in hollywood !


Ophthalmic Lens Calculators / forums

In Memory of Darryl Meister


Optical Heritage Museum (AO photos of the 1920's)

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