Hindsight: Journal of Optometry History 2019-03-23T19:36:53-04:00 David A. Goss Open Journal Systems <p><em>Hindsight: The Journal of Optometry History</em> is the quarterly publication of The Optometric Historical Society (OHS), a program of Optometry Cares® - The AOA Foundation (OC). This journal publishes a variety of material that contributes new knowledge to optometry history, interprets historical sources from unique perspectives, and guides others in their research. The purpose of the journal is to enrich the scholarship and engender a deeper understanding of optometry’s role in all aspects of society and culture. ISSN &nbsp;2374-3271.</p> Special 50th Anniversary Issue 2019-01-28T15:48:58-05:00 David A. Goss, Dr. <p>&nbsp;First issue of volume 50 (January 2019) of Hindsight commemorating 50th anniversary of The Optometric Historical Society.</p> 2019-01-28T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Front Matter 2019-01-28T15:57:23-05:00 Kirsten Hebert, Ms. <p>Journal issue and publication information, cover image description, and table of contents.</p> 2019-01-28T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## News 2019-03-23T19:36:49-04:00 Kirsten Hebert, Ms. <p>News items relevant to members of the Optometric Historical Society. Includes updates on activities of members, The Archives &amp; Museum of Optometry, and Optometry Cares - The AOA Foundation.</p> 2019-01-28T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## From the Editor 2019-03-23T19:36:53-04:00 David A. Goss, Dr. <p>The Optometric Historical Society (OHS) celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2019. The editor, Dr. David Goss, celebrates his 25th year as editor of Hindsight. Dr. Goss thanks OHS members, introduces the anniversary issue and encourages readers to submit their own work for publication.</p> 2019-01-11T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Hindsight is 2020 2019-03-23T19:36:52-04:00 David A. Goss, Dr. <p>This paper gives an account of the history of the Optometric Historical Society (OHS), based on material in its quarterly publication, variously named <em>Newsletter of the Optometric Historical Society</em> (1970-1991), <em>Hindsight </em>(1992-2006), and <em>Hindsight: Journal of Optometry History </em>(2007-present).&nbsp; Operated as an independent organization for many years from its founding in 1969, the OHS became a part of Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation in 2012.&nbsp; In addition to its publication, now totaling more than 3,300 pages since its inception, the OHS has also held meetings referred to as Reminisce-ins or Blasts from the Past, in association with annual meetings of the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry.&nbsp; Officers and participants in the OHS have included many significant individuals in optometry.</p> 2019-01-11T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Year OHS Began 2019-03-23T19:36:52-04:00 Irving Bennett, Dr. <p>The year 1969 was a time of tremendous change in American society as well as in the profession of optometry. In the broader culture, academics, students and community activists organized grassroots campaigns to change institutions from the bottom up. For optometry, this movement began with the January 1968 “LaGuardia” meeting, when a small group of optometrists planned a campaign to transform the profession by agitating for the American Optometric Association (AOA) to advocate for the expansion of the scope of practice. Ripe for change, the AOA membership began to respond. In June of 1968, despite early opposition, OHS founder Henry W Hofstetter was the first full-time academic to serve as president of the AOA. Only one year after La Guardia in February of 1969, the AOA held the Airlie House Conference which set a new course for the profession. When the movement to change optometry gained traction, the keepers of the culture began to recognize the need to document the past. In December of 1969, Hofstetter and the AOA Librarian Maria Dablemont founded the Optometric Historical Society to ensure the history of optometry would not be lost. This first-person reminiscence by Irving Bennett, O.D. recounts his recollections of the individuals and events instrumental in the formation of the OHS.</p> 2019-01-11T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A Personal Reflection on the 50th Year Anniversary of the Optometric Historical Society 2019-03-23T19:36:51-04:00 Lester Caplan, Dr. <p>Personal reflections of Dr. Lester Caplan, a founding member of the Optometric Historical Society, on his involvement during the course of his life and his career as a private practitioner in Baltimore, MD, as an academic at the University of Alabama, and his leadership in public health optometry at the local, state and federal level.</p> 2019-01-11T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Origins of the Optometric Historical Society 2019-03-23T19:36:52-04:00 Raymond I. Myers, Dr. <p>This article is a first-person account of the historical development of the Optometric Historical Society (OHS) which includes a description of the pivotal roles played by Head Librarian Maria Dablemont of the International Library, Archives and Museum of Optometry and Henry W Hofstetter, O.D., Ph.D., and the conditions that contributed to the need for a historical society. The author was a student, colleague and contemporary of Dr. Hofstetter and Ms. Dablemont during his education and employment in St. Louis, MO.</p> 2019-01-11T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Founding Members and Presidents of the Optometric Historical Society 2019-03-23T19:36:51-04:00 David A. Goss, Dr. <p>A list of founding members and presidents of the Optometric Historical Society</p> 2019-01-11T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Optometric Historical Society Award Recipients 2019-03-23T19:36:50-04:00 David A. Goss, Dr. <p>List of award recipients from the Optometric Historical Society with dates of award.</p> 2019-01-11T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## List of Meetings of the Optometric Historical Society and Speakers 2019-03-23T19:36:50-04:00 David A. Goss, Dr. <p>List of annual meetings of the Optometric Historical Society, including date, number in attendance, context&nbsp; and speaker.</p> 2019-01-11T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## End Matter 2019-01-28T16:02:30-05:00 Kirsten Hebert, Ms. <p>Inside back cover and back cover of Hindsight Volume 50, Number 1, January 2019.</p> 2019-01-28T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##