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The first eyeglasses

The first eyeglasses

Salvio D'Armate possibly invented eyeglasses around 1285. He shared the invention with Allesandro Della Spina, an Italian monk who made eyeglasses public.

The first eyeglasses had metal or bone frames, and the lenses were made out of quartz.

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Development of eyeglasses

  • In the 14th century, Venetian craftsmen made eyeglasses. The lenses were convex to correct far-sightedness.
  • In 1451 Nicholas of Cusa from Germany produced concave eyeglass for near-sighted people.
  • In the 17th century, frames of steel were invented.
  • British optician Edward Scarlett invented eyeglasses where the frame could be placed over the ears and nose.
  • Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals.
  • In 1827, Sir George Biddle Airy invented glasses to correct astigmatism.
  • In 1971, a lens was developed which combined plastic with glass.

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