One of the more unique artifacts in the Wangensteen Library collection includes this 19th century case of pre-made Prosthetic Eyes, also known as stock eyes.  Optometrists of this time would often have hundreds of these pre-made eyes in stock enabling them to find the “best eye” to fit patient’s needs.  Many patients in need of stock eyes suffered from industrial, work related injuries that posed a threat to their occupational health.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created in 1970 in response to a need for safer working conditions.