[2016] Gracelynne Kim: History of Glasses

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[2016] Gracelynne Kim: History of Glasses

The moncle, which was first called an "eye ring", was introduced in England. Although it had been developed by a German during the 1700s.

History of Glasses

The first known artistic representation of eyeglasses was painted by Tommaso da Modena.

James Ayscough advertised his latest invention, spectacles with double hinged side pieces.

The reading stone,what we know as the magnifying glass,was developed. The Venetians learned how to produce glass for reading stones,and later they constructed lenses that could be held in a frame in front of the eyes.

Silver spectacles with sliding extension temples were being made in France, but it was not untill the nineteenth century that they gained widespread popularity.

1000 A.D

1352

1752

Benjamin Franklin developed the bifocal.

The lorgnette was another 18th century development (by Englishman George Adams) . Englishman George Adams changed the size and the form of the scissors-glasses and created the lorgnette. The frame and handle were frequently artistically embellished, since they were used mostly by women and more often as a piece of jewelry than as a visual aid. The lorgnette was still popular at the end of the 19th century.

1781-1789

1780

1800

18th Century

April 21,2016 http://www.teagleoptometry.com/history.htm

Glasses cost as much as $200 in the early 1700s.

1700s


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