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A Brief History of Eyeglasses

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.

Stay tuned…next up: How glasses help us see!

From the TED-Ed Lesson How do glasses help us see? - Andrew Bastawrous and Clare Gilbert

Animation by @rewfoe

Sexy Specs

20 of the best eyeglasses to shop now

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!

Top 10 Eyeglasses: Under $100

LetmeSeeTM reading glasses #C tortoise

Textbook Glasses

Eyebobs Griffin Reading Glasses

Jeepers Peepers Geeky Piper Square Glasses

‘rebecca’ 49mm Reading Glasses

LetmeSeeTM reading glasses #C tortoise

Reading glasses “Let me see”

'Ostrich’ 49mm Reading Glasses

ASOS Handmade Cat Eye Optical Glasses

Halifax Eyeglass

Norris Eyeglass

Top 10 Eyeglasses: Under $300

Thick Frame Glasses

SAINT LAURENT square optical frames

Tory Burch Mixed-media Eyeglasses

Round Ombre Acetate Fashion Glasses, Brown

GARRETT LEIGHT 'Abbot’ glasses

SuperTM Ciccio Eyeglasses

Elizabeth and James Webster Glasses

Thick Frame Glasses

TOM FORD rectangular frame glasses

EPOS 'Ermes’ tortoise shell glasses

Oliver Peoples Jardinette Acetate Fashion Glasses, Blush

For more eyewear options, search from over 150 stores here!


rainbow prism eye candy by Jack Storms

“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!!!

Also check out my kitty baby!

Pants&Cardigan: Torrid, Glasses: Zenni Optical


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