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When were eyeglasses invented?

Answer:

Have you ever wondered ‘when were eyeglasses invented?’ The answer is: around 1290.

 

The first real pair of eyeglasses was invented in Northern Italy, most likely the beautiful town of Pisa. 

 

Before the concept of ‘eyeglasses’ existed, people used all sorts of other ‘optics’ to read the so-called smallest lettering. For example a convex lens was used before to enlarge images. 

 

Now, if you’re wondering who invented eyeglasses, here is your answer! Apparently, the person who invented eyeglasses first, wasn’t willing to share them with the world. So, someone else took that role from him called Friar Alessandro della Spina of Pisa.

 

The first evidence for the use of eyeglasses is Tommaso da Modena's 1352 portrait of the cardinal Hugh de Provence reading in a scriptorium, which is already years after they were first invented.

 

Of course, through the years, eyeglasses have evolved and are now optimized for everyone's needs, style and vision.

 

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