I always had these questions running in my mind – when did people start wearing glasses? When was the first eyeglass made? How did people see before using eyeglasses? It is said that the first pair of eyeglasses were made in Italy in the 13th century. Though the dates are not confirmed but it was between 1268 and 1300 by a person named Salvino D’Armate.
Glasses are generally made of two components. The first glasses were made by gold craftsmen with the use of rock crystal or quartz. However, it is important to use the right lenses so as to give you correct or improve your vision.
Initially eyeglasses were used with the sole purpose of improving the vision of people with Myopia (near-sightedness), Hyperopia (long-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia. The light entering the eyes were not focussed correctly and so the vision was blurred. If one has an irregular cornia, the chances of light entering into your eyes gets reduced leading to a blurred vision. All this was the reason for the invention of eyeglasses. Contact lenses then became quite a craze. It is known that Leonardo Da Vinci was the man behind lenses. A man by the name Thomas Young, first came up with the idea and in 1508, invented the first corneal corrective lenses for him. By the year 1971, Bausch and Lomb began mass production and there was no looking behind.
The 20th century was when the eyeglass industry saw a transition not just in style but in thoughts. A great chunk from the mass turned away from glasses and chose to wear contact lenses due to the heaviness, discomfort and the lack of convenience to carry it around with the fear of breaking or misplacing it. Many got headaches. Contact lenses needed extra care but was way more convenient and caught the attention and innovations with coloured lenses became a craze among the youngsters.
Post 2010 again saw a trend growing in creating eyeglasses as an accessory than a necessity. There isn’t a quicker and a better accessory than eyeglasses that can upgrade your style as fast with cool, funky and trendy frames. Whether it is with a prescription lenses or plain, these modern spectacles can take you to the next level and give a refreshing look. This year brings you spectacles with colours and boldness. But how about personalizing and customizing your eyeglasses? Thought about it? Here are some cool ideas to try it yourself or gift it to your friends.
Engraving or customizing your eyeglasses are the latest trend in the world of eyewear that will make your spects stand out and unique. With Zenni opticals, you can at the comfort of your home, order your customized piece that you can showoff and a good keepsake. Order online using Zenni Optical Promocode, get the benefits of on-going trend, affordable prices and convenience of ordering online.
1) I love my “Name”
Most of the keepsakes, to be frank has your name on it, right? Everyone wants to have keepsakes customised and have their name engraved on it. It just makes you feel-good to see your name on things that you use on everyday basis and a little bit of a show-off specially if you are in school or college. Choose from different font to make it look classier. If you are someone who are not very open about this idea about showing off your name in public but yet are interested in this bandwagon of fashion trend, then engraving your initials would be a good option.
2) Show love for your School
Support your school or college, by engraving the name of the school on your frame. You can choose the font and the colour of your school or alma mater. Have the abbreviations engraved with the year of passing date. This can be great farewell idea to have the whole class, your fraternity or your sorority to have frames with the passing year and name engraved. With the custom text option, you can choose whatever you wish to have as the best and memorable keepsake of lifetime.
3) Show spirit of your Team
If you are part of any team – music band, dance troop, sports group, church choir or even a supporter, coach, trainer or a parent who wants to show your spirit for your favourite team, there is no better way than doing something new and different. Engrave sunglass with the nickname of your favourite team and be sure to receive compliments for the great idea.
4) Kids Name
Kids are tend to lose their spects quite often and this is the one of a smart decision that parents can do to keep it safe and make it look trendy for the kids. You can have a pair with the names engraved. This is the time to make use of Zenni optical promocode to get customised glasses at an affordable rate.
5) Promote your Business
If you own a business, you certainly will have to travel around quite a lot. Having a customised eyeglass can definitely give a flair to your look and your outfit. It is sure to turn heads and make a first impression on your smart choice. It will also help in promoting your business in a subtle way too.
Pay additional of $1.95 for a customized Inside temple arm custom text or $3.95 for an outside temple arm custom text with an option for text and change in font and colour. Greek letters are also available in Arial font. So, what are you waiting for? Log on to Zenni Opticals and get going.