The Museum of Vision is the history and archives department of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. We utilize 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 Academy members, medical historians, researchers and the public.
Museum of Vision
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
No admission fee
Help the Collection Grow
The Museum of Vision 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.