Online exhibitions based upon the collections of the British Optical Association Museum in London. You may visit them in order, or just jump in and see what you can find!
Explore some of the paintings in the British Optical Association Museum...
As far back as the 5th c. BC Roman and Egyptian priests were making eyes from painted clay ...
Not everybody sees all the colours of the visible spectrum in quite the same way ...
Today contact lens practitioners are an inter-professional community, straddling the realms of optometry, ophthalmology and dispensing optics.
Learn about the 'men of vision' who sought to explain the mystery of sight with Professor Colin Blakemore.
Looking at the world of microscopes from an optical and social perspective.
This section of the MusEYEum website considers the topic of astronomical optics.
Focus on the history of lenses
This section of the MusEYEum takes a broad definition of what constitutes optical entertainment.
Explores a range of sight testing devices and associated equipment used by the optometrist in a practice setting or in the research laboratory
In the Print Room you will find images to delight the eye.
The British Optical Association Museum is one of the world's foremost authorities on the history of spectacles.
An ongoing project of the MusEYEum to record the historical experience of studying optometry in the United Kingdom.