eye glasses

Timeline created by linakayser
In History
  • Jan 1, 1286

    first eyeglasses made

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  • Jan 1, 1300

    A term for eyeglasses is used for the first time

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  • Jan 2, 1300

    Crystal workers were forbidden to use ordinary white glass instead of crystal glass

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  • Jan 1, 1319

    Regulations are developed to protect the glass making trade, requiring standards for materials and craftsmanship

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  • Jan 1, 1352

    A painting by Tommaso da Modina shows Cardinal Hugh of Provence wearing rivet spectacles

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  • Jan 1, 1475

    The first illustration of spectacles in a printed work

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  • Jan 1, 1535

    The Nuremberg, Germany spectacles maker’s guild is formed

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  • The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers is incorporated in England

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    London optician Edward Scarlett (Sr.) is credited with developing side arms for spectacles (he is the first to advertise them)

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  • James Ayscough invents the double-hinged temple

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  • Benjamin Martin devises Visual Glasses with a horn annulus to reduce the amount of light entering the eyes

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  • Benjamin Franklin conceives of the idea of the split lens bifocal

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  • Beecher makes the first elastic steel wire glasses in America

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  • German artificial eye maker Frederick Muller fits a thin glass contact scleral shell to a patient who was missing a lower lid

    German artificial eye maker Frederick Muller fits a thin glass contact scleral shell to a patient who was missing a lower lid
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  • The first formal school for refracting is organized in Boston - The Klein School of Optics, which later became the New England College of Optometry

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    eyeglasses are constently improved