Professional Organizations Which Appreciate the Historical Aspects

Blind man wearing opaque eyeglasses, one-sixth plate daguerreotype
Blind man wearing opaque eyeglasses, one-sixth plate daguerreotype
Street sign in Madrid, named for Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645), Spanish writer of the baroque, wearing leather-framed glasses, photo by Thomas Finkelstein
Street sign in Madrid, named for Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645), Spanish writer of the baroque, wearing leather-framed glasses, photo by Thomas Finkelstein
Anonymous, Portrait of Pope Leo X with his Nephews, Cardinals Gului De’Medici and Luigi De’Rossi, 19th century, VanLathem Collection.   Provenance the Collection of Duchesse De Berry (1798-1870). Copy of the original by Raphael, 1518, at the Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Anonymous, Portrait of Pope Leo X with his Nephews, Cardinals Gului De’Medici and Luigi De’Rossi, 19th century, VanLathem Collection. Provenance the Collection of Duchesse De Berry (1798-1870). Copy of the original by Raphael, 1518, at the Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Francisco de Quevedo painting, copy of a lost work by Velazquez, in Madrid, described in a 19th century book about the painter’s life, from the Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Texas, image supplied by the Senior Curator, also seen on Wikipedia
Francisco de Quevedo painting, copy of a lost work by Velazquez, in Madrid, described in a 19th century book about the painter’s life, from the Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Texas, image supplied by the Senior Curator, also seen on Wikipedia
Mary Young Pickersgill (1776-1857), Pickersgill Retirement Community, on view at the Smithsonian Institution. She was the flag maker of the Star Spangled Banner Flag hoisted over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812
Mary Young Pickersgill (1776-1857), Pickersgill Retirement Community, on view at the Smithsonian Institution. She was the flag maker of the Star Spangled Banner Flag hoisted over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812
  • American Academy of Optometry
  • American Academy of Optometry, British Chapter
  • American Optometric Association, St. Louis, MO (part of their optical collection is now online. It is a work in progress but click here to see it www.aoa.org/x7388.xml)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, Rockville, MD
  • Association of Vision Science Librarians (AVSL)
  • Australian College of Optometry (Historical collection is known as the Kett Optometry Museum)
  • Center for History and New Media
  • Cogan Ophthalmic History Society
  • Connecticut Opticians Association, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Iowa
  • European Association of Eye Hospitals (EAEH)
  • Federrotica, the Italian organization for eye professionals
  • Hadassah Academic College, Department of Optometry, Jerusalem, Israel
  • History of Health Sciences
  • Indiana School of Optometry
  • Illinois College of Optometry, Carl F. Shepard Library
  • Inter - American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry
  • Cyril Kett Optometry Museum and Archive, Australian College of Optometry, Carlton, Australia
  • Medical Alumni Association of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  • Michigan College of Optometry, Big Rapids, Michigan
  • Mivision, Australasia's leading ophthalmic monthly
  • Museum and Library of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
  • National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS)
  • National Optometric Association
  • New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA (NECO)
  • New England Museum Association (NEMA)
  • New Zealand Association of Optometrists (NZAO)
  • Northeastern State University College of Optometry
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Ohio State University College of Optometry, Columbus, Ohio
  • Ontario Opticians Association, Toronto, Canada (OOA)
  • Opticians Association of America< (OAA)
  • Opticians Association of Canada (OAC)
  • Opticians Association of Massachusetts (OAM)
  • Opticians Association of Ohio, Zanesville, Ohio (OAO)
  • Optometric Historical Society< (OHS)
  • Optometric Practice Enhancement Program (OPEP) for the Alumni, NSU College of Optometry
  • Optometrists Association Australia, Carlton VIC, Australia
  • Hermann Pistor College for Opticians Jena, Germany
  • Salus University, Gérard Cottet Library, Elkins Park, PA
  • The Rotterdam Eye Hospital, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, Ontario
  • Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton, CA
  • Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, Tennessee
  • SUNY College of Optometry, New York, NY
  • University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston, Texas
  • Vision Aid Overseas (VAO), West Sussex, UK, a charity dedicated to helping people in the developing world whose lives are blighted by poor eyesight, particularly where spectacles can help.
  • Vision Council of America (VCA)
  • VOSH International, Ipswich, MA, Dedicated to providing vision care worldwide to Third World people. The Voice of Optometry in Developing Nations

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