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History

  • The principle of the convex lens described by Alhazen (965-1038), "Father of modern optics",  Arabian mathematician, optician and astronomer in Cairo.
  • Glasses first appeared in Pisa, Italy about the year 1286.
  • Started appearing in shops in 14th & 15th century Florence between 1413 and 1562.
  • In Europe spectacles  were dignified as  a Scholarly Status Symbol of  wisdom &  learning.
  • Chinese regarded them as a symbol of superior intelligence and nobility.
  • Spaniards wore them as loops worn on thread in the 15th Century – known as threaded spectacles
  • Early frames were of Wood, Horn and Bones, followed by Brass, Tortoise shell (from Hawkbill turtle), Steel, Silver & Gold.
  • The first spectacles did not have side arms. This critical problem went unsolved for about 440 years until finally London optician Edward Scarlett (1677-1743) was credited with perfecting temple spectacles.
  • Bifocals or split lenses were improvised most likely in London after the 1760’s by Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790).
  • Monocles were introduced by the German Baron Philip Von Stosch around 1720. The golden era for monocles then followed on into the early 20th century.
  • As the 20th century opened, eyeglass wearers emphasized style. By 1950 spectacles had become a fashion accessory in Europe and North America. Eyeglass wearers demanded stylish, comfortable, and functional designs exhibiting both variety and elegance.


TODAY

Eyestyle Opticians Ltd., believes in incorporating Vintage models fused with Charm and Charisma. Hot Reds fading into soft nude pinks, blues and other different hues make the eye go green (with envy). Flattering eyewear shapes bedecked with crystals and blings complete the picture with a high resolution presence of the wearer.