The Truth About Wearing Eyeglasses. From 1802.

Ivana Tucak
1 min readDec 4, 2020

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Wearing eyeglasses can change your point of view on any topic. At least a woman’s magazine from 1802 claims that. In the years before the 1800’s, “the nose that wore the spectacles” was always that of an informed person. In the 18th century, the eyes behind the spectacles, as The Lady’s Magazine mentions, were always occupied with deep and profound meditation and study.

But, in the late 1700’s things started to change. Wearing eyeglasses became trendy and fashionable. That little tool for improving eyesight and “decoration for the head” became a must among ladies and gentlemen. The trend was so popular that many people who had excellent eyesight wore spectacles. They weren’t afraid of damaging their eye health in the least

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