The Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye utilizes the 38,000 objects in the American Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation historical collection to celebrate the unique contributions of ophthalmology to science and health. We proudly serve as an educational resource for members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, medical historians, researchers and the public.
Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye
655 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Open Monday through Friday
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed weekends and holidays
Appointments are required, please call or email ahead. Same day appointments cannot be accommodated.
No admission fee
Help the Collection Grow
The Museum of the Eye is always interested in expanding its collection. It is the museum's policy to place all offered gifts before an acquisitions committee for a formal vote. Please contact museum staff with details about your offer of donation, including a detailed description and photos.
All donations are made to the American Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation and are tax deductible. Neither the museum nor the foundation can provide a formal monetary appraisal for artifacts. It is also museum policy not to provide informal estimates of value. Please contact a qualified appraiser if you are seeking to know how much something is worth.