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www.framesdirect.com/knowledge-center/who-invented-glasses

No evidence exists to prove who the original inventor of glasses was, though many claims have been made to the invention. You might have heard that Benjamin Franklin invented glasses (he invented bifocals.) But glasses had already been around for 400 years by the 1700’s, when Ben Franklin was active.

www.glasseshistory.com/glasses-inventor/who-invented-glasses

There are many dilemmas about invention of glasses. According to some sources the invention of the first wearable pair of eyeglasses occurred in the 13th century in Italy. Salvino D'Armate probably invented eyeglasses in around 1285, though various sources suggest an earlier origin.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasses

Glasses A modern pair of glasses [edit on Wikidata] Glasses, also known as eyeglasses or spectacles, are devices consisting of glass or hard plastic lenses mounted in a frame that holds them in front of a person's eyes, typically using a bridge over the nose and arms which rest over the ears. Glasses are typically used for vision correction, such as with reading glasses and glasses used for .....

www.zennioptical.com/blog/history-eyeglasses

Now not so much. Oversized, bulky wire-framed glasses were favored in the 1970s. Now not so much. Now, retro glasses that for the past 40 years were unpopular, such as square, horn-rim and brow-line glasses, rule the optical rack. If you enjoyed reading about the history of eyeglasses, stay tuned for an upcoming look at the future of eyeglasses!

www.reference.com/history/invented-eyeglasses-fb2608ab5f8be2fe

The early handheld visual aid was found in the ancient ruins then known as Nineveh, and it has no known inventor. Eyeglasses came into greater fashion around 1752 when James Ayscough invented eyeglasses with hinged earpieces and tinted lenses, much like modern sunglasses.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bifocals

John Isaac Hawkins, the inventor of trifocal lenses, coined the term bifocals in 1824 and credited Franklin. In 1955, Irving Rips of Younger Optics created the first seamless or "invisible" bifocal, a precursor to all progressive lenses.

www.answers.com/Q/Who_invented_eyeglasses

Others, like Alessandro di Spina, were also given credit for the first eyeglasses, and though doubt exists as to the actual inventor, all prototypes were probably invented in Italy late in the ...

www.glasseshistory.com/glasses-inventor/who-invented-sunglasses

Glasses Inventor; Who Invented Sunglasses? Who Invented Sunglasses? The first sunglasses were invented sometime in 12th century China. They were a crude slab of smoked quartz that was made to block out the light from the sun. The primitive frames were roughly shaped frame to hold them against the user's face. These darkened lenses, made only ...

optical.com/eyeglasses/history-of-eyeglasses

Eyeglasses have been mentioned or referenced numerous times throughout history. Many speculate that eyeglasses are almost as old an invention as written history itself, while others take a more conservative belief that eyeglasses were initially invented in the dark ages around 1200-1300 a.d.

www.quora.com/Who-invented-eyeglasses

There are many dilemmas about invention of glasses. According to some sources the invention of the first wearable pair of eyeglasses occurred in the 13th century in Italy. Salvino D'Armate probably invented eyeglasses in around 1285, though various sources suggest an earlier origin.