Categories for Eyewear

A Detailed History of Glasses

Aug 15, 2022 Published by Leave your thoughts

Do you ever wonder about the invention of glasses? You may, after all, wear a pair every day. And even if you don’t, you know at least someone who does.  Isn’t it amazing how a small device can do big things, especially for those who have eye problems? Let’s take a quick look at the history of eyeglasses, so we can better appreciate them in our everyday life.  The Birth of Eyeglasses Italian monks created the first glass lenses in the 13th century. The semi-shaped ground lenses developed were first made with beryl, a type of quartz. At the time, these... View Article

What Your Eyewear Says About You

May 19, 2022 Published by Leave your thoughts

Eyeglasses are not just for those of us who need assistance with reading, seeing the chalkboard, the TV screen, or the highway. They have become some of the most fabulous accessories in fashion today. Consumers flock to stores to buy the latest frames, even if they don’t have prescription lenses placed within the frames.  Eyeglass frames come in many shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. As you shop around your nearest dispensary or retail store, you will see a few of the following frames: Thick Plastic Frames Thinner Plastic Frames Metal Frames Flexible Titanium frames Semi-Rimless Frames Rimless Frames These frames can hold the... View Article

Who Invented Eye Glasses?

May 6, 2022 Published by Leave your thoughts

Eyeglasses have been around for so long that many people have lost track of who invented eyewear. The answer could date back to the late 13th century, when Italy’s Salvino D’Armate might have created the world’s first working example of eyewear. D’Armate made his eyeglasses using either metal or bone for the frame. He used quartz as lenses due to the poor quality of glass production at the time. D’Armate presented his invention to an Italian monk named Allesandro della Spina. Spina presented the eyeglasses to the public, and that act caused many to consider Spina to be the person... View Article

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: 4 Sustainable Considerations to Make Before Tossing Out Those Old Glasses

Apr 5, 2022 Published by Leave your thoughts

Wearing glasses continues to be a great way for someone to see clearly. While a quality set of glasses can last for a long time, there may come a time when you need to get a new set and get rid of an old one. This could be due to changes in prescription, damage to the frame or lens, or simply changes in style preferences. When you want to get rid of old eyewear, it would be a good idea to avoid simply throwing them out. Instead, you should look for sustainable alternatives to throwing away old glasses. There are various... View Article

Choosing the Right Glasses Frame for Your Face Shape

Jan 4, 2022 Published by Leave your thoughts

How do you choose the right glasses for your face shape? If you’ve never had to pick your own frames before, you might not be up to speed on the best ways to flatter your face. While you can always ask the team at Art & Eyes for our advice, it never hurts to have an idea of how to pick glasses that best suit your individual face shape. There are two main factors in finding the right frames: your face shape, and your skin tone and color. Knowing what flatters each type will help narrow down your selections. Frames... View Article