The new exhibition gallery of the Cyril Kett Optometry Museum is on the first floor of The Australian College of Optometry. Visitors are welcome to visit the museum for historical research or personal curiosity by appointment. Telephone 03 9349 7550.

Our collection

The Cyril Kett Optometry Museum preserves books, instruments, spectacles, photographs, paintings, archival papers and objects relating to the history of optometry and optometric education. Items in the collection date from the 17th century and provide a record of the remarkable changes and developments in optometry and ophthalmology over 300 years.

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