Almost 2,000 years ago the Roman philosopher Seneca peered at his book through a glass of water. Suddenly, the text below was transformed; the words magically became clear. But it wasn’t until a millennium later that that same principle would be used to create the earliest glasses.
We’ve come a long way since Seneca’s discovery and the crude glasses of yesteryear. Today, glasses can help millions of people with poor vision due to uncorrected refractive errors by refocusing light so it strikes the retina precisely.
In 1727, a British optician named Edward Scarlett developed the modern style of glasses, which are kept in place with arms which hook over each ear.
Today’s glasses take their inspiration from that design—but they’re also much more precise and personal. Each pair is tailored for an individual, to bring out their unique powers of sight. So if you’re one of the 500 million people with a problem for close or far vision or both, there’s a pair of glasses out there, waiting to reveal a whole new world that’s hiding in plain view.
What’s sexier than being smart? Looking smart. With a pair of stylish new eyeglasses, you can take your look to the next level (and finally see!). From cat eye and square shapes to thick and colored frames, there’s a unique pair of spectacles for any type of girl or face shape. Shop our favorite glasses below from Madewell, J.Crew, Tory Burch, Stella McCartney and more!
“It surprises me, how a small gesture can feel so very big. How sometimes you don’t realize the nervousness or sadness you were holding deep inside until the touch of someone you love lets it all out of you, like your entire body is exhaling.” ― Lucy Keating, Dreamology
I’ve had these pants foreverrrrr but i was always too intimidated by how “revealing” light colors can be. Then this week i tried them on again and decided to say screw that noise! These are cute as hell and so soo comfy!!!