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1 March – 11 May 2014, The Mechanics of Optometry. An exhibition exploring the weird and wonderful world of optometry over the decades. Curated in collaboration with Neil Handley, of the British Optical Association Museum, at The College of Optometrists, this exhibition at National Glass Centre explores the science of optometry. Featuring a selection of tools of the trade including rules and face measures, practice eyes and models, and a case full of glass eyes showing different eye diseases, this exhibition presents a selection of the weird and wonderful mechanisms employed by optometrists over the decades. Recognised as one of the oldest collections of optometry in the world comprising over 20,000 items, the British Optical Association Museum, in London, houses some of the most rare and unique objects in the field of optometry. National Glass Centre, Sunderland, Liberty Way, SR6 0GL, Tel: 0191 515 5555.