History of Optometry lectures; David A. Goss, O.D., Ph.D. Learning history is more about learning from the past to guide us for the future, taking pride in those that have come beforeus, and placing what we do in its proper context, than it is about memorizing names and dates. So the list of names below is meant as a spelling guide rather than a list of names to be memorized: Aristophanes Johannes Kepler Monoyer Democritus Thomas Young John McAllister, Sr. William Porterfield Hermann von Helmholtz Benito Daza de Valdes John McAllister, Jr. James Prentice James Cook McAllisterIrvin Borish Hermann Briscoe Gordon G. Heath Euclid Sir Isaac Newton Empedocles Aristotle George Biddell Airy Christoph Scheiner Johannes Purkinje Roger Bacon William Molyneux James W. Queen Charles Prentice William Young McAllister Virgil McCleary Henry W Hofstetter Jack W. Bennett Claudius Ptolemy Snell Leucippus Alhazen Goodrich Aguillon Charles Wheatstone Rivalto Peter Brown Benjamin Pike ThomasHall Shastid John P. Davey Hermann Wells Merrill Allen
________________________________ An Invitation: One way to celebrate the unique and fascinating history of optometry is join the Optometric Historical Society. OHS publishes a quarterly newsletter filled with tidbits and information about optometry=s heritage and history. Annual membership dues are $10. Sample copies of the newsletter areavailable on my office door (room 530) and on the OHS website (see URL below). To join send your name, address, and a check for $10 made out to the Optometric Historical Society, to: Bridget Kowalczyk OHS Secretary-Treasurer International Library, Archives, and Museum of Optometry 243 North Lindbergh Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63141 Optometric Historical Society website:www.opt.indiana.edu/hndsight/index.htm
History of Optometry David A. Goss, O.D., Ph.D. Lecture Notes Lectures in V578, Public Health Policy and the Optometric Profession November 18 and 20, 2003
1. What are the origins of optometric science? a. Optics There is evidence that lenses for decoration existed a few thousand years BC. The ancient Greek author Aristophanes wrote in 434 BC about a burning glass. The...