Virtual 'Students Past' gallery
Students past is an ongoing project of the museum to record the historical experience of studying optometry in the UK. If you have memories of university life that you would be willing to share, please get in touch. Three and four-year courses were not introduced until 1949 and the required standards were not raised to those of university entrance until the 1960s. The expansion of higher education in the 21st century has led to a sharp increase in the number of course providers.