Optical Heritage Museum Web Site

The three O's-

Opticians, Optometry and Ophthalmology



Opticians - OAA


Members of OAMass / OAA visit the Museum - Nov  9, 2014



Opticians met in Southbridge in 1902 and 1905 and since 2009 OAM has returned yearly!


Download 1902 program                                                  Download 1905 Article


See photos of this event for 2010!


Photos of their Nov 2011 Meeting and Museum displays


Ma Opticians Fall 2009 Article by Diane Matuck on the Museum


The Mass Opticians meeting of Nov 17th and 18th, 2012



Norman Rockwell (1972 Optometrist)

Submitted by Barbara Gleicher


Optometry - AOA


Read about Dr. Steve McQuaig & Generations of family Optometrists before him



Download excerpts from Dec 1973 Optometric World / Victory Optical info - Submitted by Earl Bjorndal



American Optometric Association device with Hoffman Reading Card - Date unknown

Courtesy of the Optical Heritage Museum


Ophthalmology - AAO


Check out their Museum of Vision Website (San Francisco)



Dick Whitney recollection of Dr. Virgil Casten

(Ophthalmologist in Boston):


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Lens Materials- History of CR39


Lens type/design history


Optical Industry Vintage Advertising


Lens Companies

Lens Equipment


Safety Eyewear



Standards / Organizations


Links of Interest


Home- Industry Heritage


Optical Heritage Museum Home page


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