by – Abhishek Tripathi
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Thus, it started:
History goes back to 1200’s in Italy. Since then- Scholars, scientists, ‘madmen’, physically weak people have been wearing them until 1900’s Theodore Roosevelt made them popular after he was clicked in many photographs wearing specs.
Myopic, hypermetropic, astigmatism and any other sort of eye defect, from polar to non-polar to sunglasses , photochromic and lens combined. You have all combinations possible today. Simply by varying geometry of the glass in controlled quantities. Well, that is not so simple. It took a whole bunch of scientists to figure that one out.
As a fashion:
Not very long ago, perhaps the time I got glasses, nearly 7 years ago, spectacles were not very trendy or considered to be a ‘good’ sign of health. (In India). Since some time, I’d say, Quite sometime, they have become a fashion trend. With celebrities promoting ‘types and styles’ of glasses and frames, and increasing branding and online retailing, it has become a necessity – more than just fashion. Duck down your specs and stare from the top, classy – ain’t it?
Well, a strong correlation has been established between myopia and IQ. People with myopia were found to have more average IQ than people without.  Interesting, hmm? Say it or not, spectacles indeed have become much more than they were ever supposed to be.
With google glass becoming reality, there is no limit. Many science fiction movies show unprecedented uses of contact lenses and glasses: as scanners, when integrated with AI. Who knows?
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