Support The Archives & Museum of Optometry
You can help preserve optometry's history!
The Archives & Museum of Optometry's current holdings comprise more than 100 years of archival material and museum objects culled from the International, Library, and Museum of Optometry's collections. Unfortunately, much of this material is in need of conservation and preservation treatment in order to ensure these resources will be accessible to future generations. These projects require significant staff time, expertise, and materials. We encourage you to make a donation to assist us in this effort to preserve the history of profession and the AOA. To make a donation, click
Please be sure to select "Museum and Archives" from the "Program Designation" dropdown menu.
We are working hard to bring this hidden collection into the digital age! Our old card catalog is being converted to an electronic system that will help us to create better finding aids and provide access to our materials. Converting the catalog will allow us to share what we have on our website and to continue to build our collections. We need funds to provide us with storage space, staffing and equipment.
Our ongoing projects include: