Do you know that eyeglasses have come a long way since they were first invented? Before, they were created purely for vision correction purposes. Later on, safety glasses, sunglasses, 3D glasses, reading glasses, bifocals, trifocals, progressive lenses and bioptics were made.
Aside from the usual corrective function, eyeglasses also evolve into a fashion accessory. Among the popular styles of eyeglasses that became fashionable in the 20th century are the rimless glasses, cat eye eyeglasses, Gl glasses, horn-rimmed glasses and browline glasses.
Eyeglasses were also seen as a way to project a personal image. Some people use non-prescription eyeglasses to project a more professional image, others wear stylish glasses to project style. Superheroes in fiction stories wore eyeglasses as a way of disguising themselves (remember Clark Kent of Superman?).
But have you ever wondered where the rapid changes in optical technology will bring us decades or even centuries from now? Well, emerging technology will surely bring glasses to a whole new level.
Do you think that optical technology such as the Google’s augmented reality glasses, augmented reality in contact lenses and robotic eyeglasses that can help blind people see may someday be a part of everyday reality?