The eyeglasses guide part 1

Men’s Frames Guide: Which Type of Glasses Look Best on Your Face?

The eyeglasses guide part 1

History of glasses, number 1:

Glasses have come a long way in the last 700 years. The first mention of eyeglasses in roughly the format we know them today, two-lens corrective frames, in historical texts was in the late 13th century in Italy. Cultures around the world had been experimenting with optics for centuries prior, and the 11th-century Arabic text of the Book of Optics laid the foundation for the creation of modern eyeglasses. By the turn of the 14th century, Venice had established a guild to regulate eyeglasses. This early eyewear employed convex lenses to magnify a subject. The earliest known pair of dual-lens glasses ever discovered was dated to 1400 in Germany.

History of glasses, number 2:

A few hundred years later, Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals and astronomer George Airy created lenses that could correct astigmatism. Glasses with temples that extended over the ears had been around for years, but glasses that were hand-held or worn over the nose dominated the market. Well into the 20th century, glasses were considered a “medical appliance” that was something to be embarrassed about, and they were intentionally designed to be as invisible as possible. It was not until the 1970s that retailers caught on to the consumer demand for stylish eyewear, and the market has exploded since then. Eyeglasses are no longer an accessory to hide but much rather they are a stylish accent that can be used to enhance your outfit or burnish your personal image.

Good things about eyeglasses, number 1:

For many of us, getting rid of our glasses was a long-awaited triumph. That begs the question, what is to love about glasses? Plenty, actually. They are optional these days. Since they are no longer the only way to correct your vision, you can choose to wear them as little or as often as you like.

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