History of Sunglasses
|Made from wood and ivory, it slit at the centre to allow only a small amount of light.
||Roman emperor Nero used them to watch gladiatorial games.
|James Ayscough made spectacles with green-blue tinted lenses for vision correction. So, the first ever tint in sunglasses was green. Remember the classic Aviators?
||Chinese judges used glasses made from slices of polished quartz to hide their expressions while questioning witnesses.
|Sam Foster launched these Inexpensive mass-produced sunglasses on the beaches of the Atlantic City.
|| Popularly known as Aviators, they were developed mainly for the air-force pilots to protect their eyes from the sun’s glare.
|Designed by Alain Mikli, they have horizontal slats in the frame and provided no protection from UV rays or sunlight in general.
||These were the first to use plastic in frames instead of metals.
|Developed by US Naval Labs, they could be twisted and bent but once heated they revert back to their original form.
||There are millions of different styles, prices & brands, with lots of design imitating the current fashion trends.