Virtual artificial eyes gallery

As far back as the 5th c. BC Roman and Egyptian priests were making eyes from painted clay...

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Explore the following pages in this virtual gallery

Introduction to Artificial Eyes

Why the optometrists have such a large collection of artificial eyes...

Early artificial eyes

Eyes to see in the afterlife...

Eye of Horus

Symbolic eyes to ward off evil...

Glass eyes

The origins of the first artificial eyes for living patients...

19th and 20th century prostheses

From glass eyes to acrylic...

Exploding eyes

Dramatic in-socket reactions...

Ocular implants

Replacement lenses within the eye...

An 'implanted' eye?

You'll have to pardon the appalling pun, but whereas the museum is used to dealing with ocular implants, we were totally surprised to be sent an artificial eye that had been found amongst the plants.

The dream of artificial vision

Towards the bionic eye...

Today's artificial eyes

Various artificial eyes and cosmetic scleral shells...

 

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