For the people in love with eye glasses
If you find interest in eye-glasses and have knowledge about them, then you will love this article. It will take you into the insights of eye glasses. So, let’s read about the topic!
There have been claims that Marco Polo encountered eyeglasses during his travels in China in the 13th century. However, the inventor of eye glasses is unknown.
Before 1300 magnifying glass was already widely used and it was made out of crystal. Traditional glasses lenses made out of glass, but because first models were made out of beryl or rock they were known as beryls. By the end of the 13th century, the glasses, which had been in the shape of a hemisphere until that time, began to be cut into flat glass. It was identified that the field of view was enlarged in this way. Later, separate glasses were used for both eyes. In this development process, the glasses used were put into the frames and combined with each other. These eyewear, known as riveting glasses, were made of iron, wood or horn. It was used only in front of the eye, as there was no model to hold on the ear.
The lenses of the first eyeglasses were convex. These glasses were only useful for people with close vision problems. It would take a century to produce concave lenses that would help people with vision problems.
Facts about eye glasses
- They are known as Glasses, but fact is that most of the glasses today are made of plastic, but that’s not a normal plastic it’s a polarized layered plastic that prevents eyes from UV rays and makes the frame liter.
2. According to a recent study, 25% people in the world presently use glasses in different formats.
3. Another interesting fact since years ago is that people believed wearing gold earrings with glasses actually improves eyesight. No one knows, its a myth or really a science behind this.
4. The common story that reading in dim light is harmful to your eyes, is actually incorrect. Good lighting does make reading easier but reducing lighting won’t damage your eyesight.
5. A popular myth regarding glasses is that, wearing glasses can make you addict having them, but it’s not true at all. As long as you wear glasses, your eyesight improves steadily and you can surely not require glasses one day.
6. What kind of the eyeglass you wear determines many things about which you are, what type of personality you have and how intelligent you are.
Evolution in men’s and women’s eye glasses
The 15th century marks a crucial time in the development of spectacles. By the time of Johann Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press around 1450, glasses were already used by artisans as well as monks and other religious scholars. But once books became available to everyone, the demand and subsequent popularity of spectacles rose exponentially. By the early 16th century, spectacle peddlers who were selling glasses became a common sight on the streets and throughout the countryside of Western Europe. The purchaser would try on several pair until finally selecting the one of his/her preference.
In the Far East, spectacles had a different development. Everything was by trial and error and the larger the spectacle, the more influential the man since they reflected social status more than a need for vision correction. In Asia, these eyeglasses were attached to the ears by loops of cord; a concept originally noted around 1500 in Spain and called threaded (thread loop) spectacles.
Though roughly made, early spectacles were full of charm and rapidly became a symbol of wisdom and learning. Later glasses quickly became more technically sophisticated.
During the 17th century tinted lenses first became popular. Round lenses were almost universal until the end of the 18th century when oval lenses became fashionable. Frames went through a similar evaluation and evolution.
In England, especially between 1758 and about 1790, the so-called Martin’s Margins became popular. London optician Benjamin Martin (1704–1782) developed these Visual Glasses in 1756 in an attempt to reduce the supposed damage to the eyes from excessive light. The aperture of the lenses was reduced by a horn annulus placed inside the ordinary sized frame.
As the 20th century opened, eyeglass wearers emphasized style. The improved plastics in the early 1900’s heralded a new era in frame styling. During the 1930’s sunglasses became especially popular. By 1950, as described by Pierre Marly of France, spectacles had become a fashion accessory in Europe and North America. In Great Britain at that time, they were just starting to become an accessory. Eyeglass wearers demanded stylish, comfortable, and functional designs exhibiting both variety and elegance.
How to choose the right eye glasses for yourself
Here are some tips you can follow to choose the right frames according to your face shape:
Round Faces : If you have a round face, go for square frames.
Oval Faces : To add balance to the mix of both rounded and defined elements within your face, opt for frames that are as wide the broadest part (usually the forehead).
Rectangular Faces : It is recommended to opt for softer curves on frames, combined with thick temples to draw attention to the sides of the face, making a long face look shorter.
Tessa Forde, a senior optometrist, suggests that you should always look for a frame that goes against the face shape.
But, as the fit of a suit isn’t enough to make it look good (though it certainly helps), when it comes to frames, there are other factors to consider in addition to shape.
Colour is one of them. Further balance can be added to the face by choosing a frame colour that works with your skin tone. For example, chunky black or similarly dark frames will contrast harshly against pale complexions.