Museum of Vision

Dedicated to preserving ophthalmic history

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Amulets and Talismans

Eyes have long been a powerful symbol of the supernatural.

More from our collection

Research & Resources

The Museum of Vision welcomes inquiries. We look forward to serving you.


This website contains a search function for the entire museum catalog. The catalog contains a substantial portion of the museum's holdings and continues to grow. 

Research Services

Researchers may make an appointment to see the collection in person. You may also send a written request via email for staff assistance. An initial response can be expected within three weeks of receipt. Research service fees may apply.


The Museum of Vision offers curriculum guides to teachers and parents interested in sharing information about eyes and the science of vision. Guides are suitable for children ages 10 and older. They can be downloaded here free of charge. 

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If you need more information about eyes and medicine - these links may help

American Academy of Ophthalmology