Hindsight: Journal of Optometry History https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight <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> en-US <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:<br />1. 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Authors are able to enter into separate, additional arrangements for the nonexclusive distribution of the journal's<br />published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or a website or publish it in a book), with<br />an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.</p> dgoss@indiana.edu (David A. Goss) iusw@indiana.edu (IUScholarWorks) Fri, 09 Aug 2019 20:40:11 -0400 OJS 3.1.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Front Matter https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27612 <p>Cover, publication information and table of contents for Hindsight: Journal of Optometry History, Volume 50, Number 3</p> Kirsten Hebert, B.A. ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/about/submissions https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27612 Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0400 News https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27560 <p>News about the activites of the Optometric Historical Society and the Archives &amp; Museum of Optometry.</p> Kirsten Hebert, Ms. ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/about/submissions https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27560 Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0400 From the Editor https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27561 <p>In this editorial Dr. David Goss discusses the significance of studying and producing scholarship in optometry history and introduces the theme for this commemorative issue.</p> David A. Goss, O.D., Ph.D. ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/about/submissions https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27561 Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Guest Editorial https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27562 <p>In this article, Dr. Ronald Ferrucci discusses why it is important for the future of the profession of optometry for optometrists to study optometry history.</p> Ronald R. Ferrucci, O.D. ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/about/submissions https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27562 Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Comments on the Current Status of the Study of Optometry History https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27570 <p>An online search for articles on the history of optometry and other healthcare fields is reported and is compared to a similar search conducted in 2007. A possible explanation for comparatively fewer articles on the history of optometry is explored. Brief comments are made on the significance of optometry history, along with suggestions on ways to enhance its study.</p> David A. Goss, O.D, Ph.D. ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/about/submissions https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27570 Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Genealogy of a Mission https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27563 <p>The Optometric HIstorical Society (OHS) was one of many similar public history organizations created during the third wave of the preservation movement in the United States. This article traces the genealogy of the OHS mission through American heritage resource law and delineates the social and political context that lead to its passage.</p> Kirsten Hebert, B.A. ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/about/submissions https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27563 Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Challenge of Preserving the Artifacts of Optometric History https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27564 <p>This paper looks at optometry museums around the world. There are only five general optometry museums: three are hosted by optometric institutions in three countries, Australia, Britain and the U.S.A., one is hosted by a Canadian university that has an optometry school, and one is in private hands in Southbridge, Massachusetts. They are supplemented by six excellent corporate museums in France, Germany and Italy, but these museums focus on either spectacles or ophthalmic instruments, rather than optometry in general. Two of the optometry museums were founded over 100 years ago, and two have had their 50th birthday, but can they survive forever? Museums are expected to preserve collections for posterity for the edification and enjoyment of future generations, yet all institutions are at risk of disruption: few institutions last more than a couple of hundred years. This paper discusses strategies optometry museums might pursue to guard against mismanagement and neglect and provide for the protection of their collections in the event of the demise of the museum or its host institution.</p> Barry L. Cole, A.O., Ph.D., M.App.Sc., BS.c., LOS.c ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/about/submissions https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27564 Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0400 "A Splendid Thing" https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27565 <p>This paper discusses the origins of the British Optical Association Museum and how it increased in prominence. Its value for matters such as historical research, pride of possession of members, publicity, recognition of the status of the profession, and demonstration of the long and distinguished history of the profession are examined. The arguments in support of the museum in the first half of the twentieth century by John Hamer Sutcliffe, and later his protégé George Giles, are highlighted.</p> Neil Handley, M.A., A.M.A. ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/about/submissions https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27565 Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0400 How an Optometric Collector Became an Optometric Archivist https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27566 <p>This personal article looks at the long journey of an optometrist moving from the pursuit of collecting to the occupation of a volunteer optometry museum archivist. It is suggested that both collectors and archivists have a role to play in the development of museums.</p> Michael J. Aitken, LOS.c. ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/about/submissions https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27566 Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0500 End Matter https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27613 <p>Back inside cover and back cover of Volume 50, Number 3, July 2019 Hindsight: Journal of Optometry History</p> Kirsten Hebert, B.A. ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/about/submissions https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/hindsight/article/view/27613 Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0400