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In 1784, Benjamin Franklin invented bifocal lenses. Bifocal lenses, as its name says, are 2-focus lenses. The bottom part of the lens is for near objects (like for reading), while the top part is for far objects (like for seeing farther places).

In Benjamin Franklin invented bifocal lenses. Bifocal lenses, as its name says, are lenses. The bottom part of the lens is for near objects (like for reading), while the top part is for far objects (like for seeing farther places).

Eyeglasses, leather and glass, late 15th or 16th century, possibly southern German.

Eyeglasses, leather and glass, late century, possibly southern German.

"The world’s oldest surviving pair of glasses, from 15th century Japan. According to legend, this folding ivory pair at the Daisenin Temple in Kyoto belonged to the twelfth shogun. Glasses are thought to have been invented in medieval Florence; it is unknown when and how the technology reached Japan."

The world’s oldest surviving pair of glasses, from century Japan. According to legend, this folding ivory pair at the Daisenin Temple in Kyoto belonged to the twelfth shogun.

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Late century eyeglass collection in wooden case. Design now includes a bridge to Be placed over the nose for ease of use. One pair for farsightedness the other for nearsightedness.

Spectacles, made in the United States in the 18th century.

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Spectacles Date: century Medium: Steel, green glass Accession Number:

Anne et Valentin style Armond. Love her stuff! Visit Wink Lawrence Ks for a great selection of Anne et Valentin.

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"The Earliest Surviving Spectacles (Circa 1350) : A pair of leather spectacles, found, among other artifacts, in 1953 beneath the floorboards of Kloster Wienhausen, near Celle, in Germany." Click here for a remarkable illustrated chart on the history of spectacles: http://www.antiquespectacles.com/rivet_spectacles/actual/actual.htm

A pair of leather spectacles, found in 1953 beneath the floorboards of Kloster Wienhausen, near Celle, in Germany.

Museo dell'Occhiale

Museo dell'Occhiale

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