1800s Glasses

As we venture into the 19th century, the design of glasses was becoming more practical. This era saw the introduction of temple arms, which meant the glasses would stay in place and not just perch precariously on the bridge of your nose. The development of the monocle, a single lens for one eye, became a symbol of the upper class. Later in the century, a significant innovation was the pince-nez, eyeglasses held in place by pinching the bridge of the nose. While these eyewear trends of 1800s glasses may seem alien to us now, they paved the way for the practical and stylish glasses we adore today.

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