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Eyewear

M. Catherine Daly

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Global Perspectives 2010

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Eyeglasses are traditionally defined as a frame that holds lenses that sit on the bridge of the nose and atop the ears. They may simultaneously improve vision, protect the wearer and enhance their appearance. Over time, vision, protection, aesthetics and fashion have contributed to the necessity as well as popularity of eyeglasses. There are many related terms for eyeglasses and some have more cache in different parts of the world as well as different eras. Eyewear comes into use in the 1920s, em

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