The first time anyone mentioned magnification dates back to the 1st century AD, a tutor of the infamous Emperor Nero of Rome, wrote: “Small letters are seen enlarged and more clearly through a globe or glass filled with water”. They say Nero even watched the gladiators (not the movie) using emeralds as a corrective lenses. Sunglasses in the form of flat pieces of smoky quartz protected the eyes from glare and were used in China as early as the 12th century. At some point a genius in the mid 18th century named James Ayscough came along and combined the two features. This english optician developed blue and green corrective lenses which gave birth to the use of sunglasses for correcting optical impairments. Now we have prescription sun glasses.
Prescription Sunglasses have changed the world. Today many people can enjoy the great outdoors while seeing clearly. Military personnel can protect our country and see all the details in harsh conditions. And the sun bathers can people watch and not miss a thing. Not only can prescription sun glasses correct vision problems but they can remove blinding glare and protect the eyes from sun burn. Contacts are great but your eyes need a break. Let your eyes breath. Get your next pair at OpticsPlanet Inc. We have a decade of experience and can help you with the perfect pair for you and your prescription.