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How Long Have People Been Wearing Glasses?

Ever wonder just how long people have been wearing glasses? It turns out that the earliest form of glasses were worn by monks and scholars in the Middle Ages. While the inventor is not known, their origins have been traced back to Italy between 1268 and 1289. It's unclear if the monks and scholars were customers of Warby Parker.


If you want to learn more about the interesting history of glasses, The American Academy of Ophthalmology has a handy timeline on their website, which you can check out here.