The secret society of the oculists: enlightened pioneers or covert freemasons?

The Highly Enlightened Society of Oculists, founded in Germany by Friedrich August von Veltheim in the Eighteenth Century, has until recently remained an elusive and little known entity. Presumed to be a society for ophthalmic pioneers, with a ‘light hand’ a prerequisite for membership, recent evidence suggests its roots lay in Freemasonry and the practice … Continue reading The secret society of the oculists: enlightened pioneers or covert freemasons?