Estelle Glancy: An Optics Pioneer

Dick Whitney

Over the course of her career, Estelle Glancy was the only female scientist in eyewear lens design. Forty years after her death, she is finally gaining recognition for her innovations.

figureEstelle Glancy at work at the American Optical Company. [Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH]

In a career spanning three decades, Estelle Glancy made numerous innovations across the field of optics. Yet she still fell victim to the “glass ceiling” facing women in many professions—or, in Glancy’s case, what might be called an “eyeglass ceiling.”

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Publish Date: 01 March 2017

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