This site will provide a concise Developmental History of Spectacles as well as explain all the contributions of people from many nations who were important along the way.
To educate interested visitors and professionals and stimulate further research
To increase public awareness and thereby nurture a deeper appreciation in general
To complement the other websites which have information on this topic
To attract the newest generation of collectors (who may wish to join the only collectors clubs, the OAICC and the OHS)
To create a forum where scholarly people can have a dynamic exchange of information and ideas
To share images of the finest and most interesting historical items in both private and public collections from around the world
Antique Spectacles hosts extensive information about spectacles, eyeglasses, telescopes, and other vision aids through the centuries. A glossary, bibliography, and interpretive essay provides an introduction to the topic while than 900 images are available for viewing, including a virtual museum with nine curated collections.