Can Glasses Cause Headaches?

Glasses CAN cause headaches. More Info: Glasses can cause headaches in people who wear them for several different reasons. Most headaches that are caused from wearing glasses are due to eyestrain. Why Would Glasses Cause Headaches? There are several reasons that your glasses could be causing you eyestrain.   One common cause of eyestrain is wearing …

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Who Invented Glasses?

The first inventor of eyeglasses opted to keep his invention secret.  Alessandro della Spina can be credited with their introduction to the general public circa 1280. More Info: Though there is no official record of who invented the first pair of glasses and why he didn’t go public, scholars speculate that it was for personal …

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Eyeglasses-A Brief Historical Account

Alessandro di Spina is credited with inventing glasses in 1280. More Info: Though many credit Alessandro di Spina with introducing glasses in Italy, there are earlier accounts of various forms of magnifying lenses to aide in reading and writing far before this time.  A review of historical accounts, works of art, and other such telling …

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Can Glasses Hurt Your Eyes?

  Glasses can NOT hurt your eyes if you are an adult.  They may in children. In adults, wearing glasses will not cause any permanent changes to the eye.  Glasses can neither permanently correct vision nor damage vision. Children with developing vision should not wear glasses that are not prescribed to correct an individual vision …

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Are Glasses and Contact Prescriptions the Same?

    Glasses and contact prescriptions are NOT the same. More Info: Not only does the power change slightly between prescriptions, but contact lens prescriptions require several measurements that glasses do not. Contact Lens Prescriptions versus Eyeglass Prescriptions Both prescriptions will include measurements of power to correct myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness). Measured in diopters, …

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