Eyeglasses are something we all take for granted, but they haven’t always existed. More than 700 year ago you had to learn to live with poor vision. Now more than 6 in 10 people in the US wear either glasses or contact lenses, with 60% of them being far-sighted. Here is an eyeglasses timeline to see how eyeglasses have evolved.

Eyeglasses timeline


Susan DeRemerSusan DeRemer, CFRE
Vice President of Development
Discovery Eye Foundation

Eyeglasses Timeline
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