History of Glasses (Kiya H.)

  • Jan 1, 1268

    First Glasses

    First Glasses
    Between the years 1268 and 1289 eyeglasses first appeared in Pisa, Italy. They were known as spectacles.
  • Jan 1, 1284

    First wearable Glasses

    First wearable Glasses
    Although articles state that the inventor of eyeglasses is unknown, Salvino D' Armate was documented as the inventor of the first pair of wearable eyeglasses in 1284.
  • Modern eyeglasses frames

    Modern eyeglasses frames
    In 1727,Edward Scarlett invented the modern style of eyeglasses frames, but the frames were not fashionable until the 19th century.
  • The Bifocals

    The Bifocals
    In 1784, Benjamin Franklin invented bifocal eyeglasses because he was getting older and was having trouble seeing both close-up and far away.
  • 1st contact lens

    1st contact lens
    In 1888, A.E. Fick developed the 1st contact lens.By the end of the 1890s, the invention ceased because the eye was not getting enough oxygen causing additional problems.
  • Today's contact lens

    Today's contact lens
    Major changes were made to the contact lens in 1961 making what they are today.