Eyeglasses were originally created in the 13th century by the Romans, as a handheld glass piece to put over the words, this is similar to our magnifying glasses today.
In the 17th century, glasses were updated to lenses for both near-sided and far-sided. There were also lenses created by Sir George Airy to correct astigmatisms. Later on, Benjamin Franklin came up with Bifocal lenses.
64 percent of adults in America where glasses. The invention of glasses has changed how people see things and has helped in many ways. Some people would not be able to accomplish daily tasks if they didn't have glasses to help them see.