http://www.opticalheritagemuseum.org
Optical Heritage Museum Web Site

Industry Present and Past Historical Resources Page
 

Lens Product History by Company / lens design

Progressives, Multifocals, Aspherics, Low Vision, etc.

Progressive Lenses

1920 Dr. Estelle Glancy AO Progressive Lens Measurements
 AO Lens Designers

 

Essilor

Werner Koepen's very informative site on Essilor and other early PAL's

http://www.wernerkoeppen.com/index.php?id=3

Varilux ("Variable light") turns 50 in 2009

 

American Optical - PAL Release dates

Youtube 1987 AO design presentations of Dr. Winthrops covering:
 

Truvision / Pal Designs : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGclW8_kFwc

OMNI Pal : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR8P4cAcivE
 

Added April 19, 2012

 

SOLA

Carl Zeiss Vision (AO/SOLA/Zeiss OLA Awards) New 2-Aug-11

PDF download

Zeiss

 

Single Vision

 

 AO Price 1928 List / Catalogue of Lenses / Frames

15mb pdf download

Norman Rockwell  Painting in Ad

 

AO August 1928 writeup on the

History and Development of the Tillyer Lens

Download 16mb pdf

SV Lens design /ad claim info

Zeiss Ad from 1932

Aspherics

Mutifocals 

AO’s longest running product line- Glass Executive

Read about President John F. Kennedy and his choice of the Exec in Nov 1963!

http://www.dickwhitney.net/RBWAORecollectionsLettersOfJFKandGlassesBeforeDeath.html



Low Vision Aids

 

Contact Lenses

  
  AO Technical Publications on OHM website 

 

Lens Materials- History of CR39

 

Lens type/design history

 

Optical Industry Vintage Advertising

 

Lens Companies
 

Lens Equipment

 

Safety Eyewear


Sunglasses

 

Standards / Organizations

 

Links of Interest

 

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