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National Eyewear Day

Celebrate National Eyewear Day in style - unleash your inner fashionista with the perfect pair of glasses for your look!
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June 6
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Celebrate National Eyewear Day on June 6 and show off your stylish frames! Did you know that the oldest known eyeglasses were found in Italy, dating back to the 13th century? Since then, eyewear has become a fashion statement as well as an important tool for those with vision impairments. Let's take some time to appreciate all of our fabulous glasses, sunglasses and goggles this June 6th!

History of National Eyewear Day

National Eyewear Day Dates

National Eyewear Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>13th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Eyeglasses</div><div class='timeline-text'>The earliest known evidence of eyeglasses was found in Italy dating back to the 13th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>18th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bifocal Lens Emergence</div><div class='timeline-text'>Benjamin Franklin is credited with creating bifocal lenses in the 1780s to correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1929</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Sunglasses Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first sunglasses were invented to protect eyes from harmful UV rays and introduced to the public in 1929.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Eyewear Fashion Boom</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1950s, eyeglasses became a fashion statement, with Hollywood stars creating trends with their choice of eyewear.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Advent of Designer Glasses</div><div class='timeline-text'>The trend of designer glasses took off in the 1980s with fashion houses such as Gucci and Prada designing their own collections.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Online Eyewear Retail</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 2000s saw a significant increase in online eyewear retail, enabling more diverse and accessible options for consumers worldwide.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Eyewear Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try on glasses</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head over to your local eyewear store and try on a variety of styles. See which frames look best on you and make a statement.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a sunglasses swap</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up your friends and have a sunglasses swap. Everyone brings in their old pairs and trades them in for something new.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate old eyewear</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you have any unused or gently used glasses, donate them to a charity who will put them to good use.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a DIY Eyewear project</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and create your own pair of glasses. Use beads, wire, string, or recycled materials to decorate and make them one of kind.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go for an eye exam</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Schedule an eye exam and get yourself some new glasses or contacts to celebrate National Eyewear Day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Eyewear Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Eyewear is stylish and functional</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Eyewear isn't just a practical necessity, it can also be a fashionable accessory. With the right frame style and color, you can express your personal style while still being able to see clearly!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Eyewear protects your eyes</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Glasses are designed to protect your eyes from getting damaged by things like bright sunlight or dust particles in the air. They also reduce eye strain and fatigue caused by staring at screens for too long - making them a must have for anyone who spends a lot of time in front of a computer!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Eyewear is affordable & customizable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With so many options out there, you don't have to break the bank when it comes to finding the perfect pair of glasses. There are plenty of stores that offer eyeglasses at budget friendly prices and online stores let you customize with lenses that cater to your vision needs without having to leave the house!</p></div></div>

5 Eye-Opening Facts for National Eyewear Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Contact Lenses Were Invented in 1887</h3><p class='facts-content'>German ophthalmologist Adolf Fick designed the first successful contact lenses; they were made from glass and could be worn for a few short hours only.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Glasses Can Correct a Range of Vision Problems</h3><p class='facts-content'>Whether it's myopia (nearsightedness), hypermetropia (farsightedness), astigmatism (distorted vision), or presbyopia (age-induced farsightedness), eyewear can be customised to correct most vision problems.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Most People Prefer Glasses to Contact Lenses</h3><p class='facts-content'>Statistics show that about 64% of people wear eyeglasses compared to the relatively small 11% who prefer to wear contact lenses. The rest either has no vision problems, or they have undergone corrective surgeries.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Transition Lenses Were Introduced in the 1960s</h3><p class='facts-content'>These innovative lenses automatically darken in response to sun's UV light and return to clear in lower light conditions. This invention played a dramatic role in eyewear convenience and versatility.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>3D Glasses Used the Principle of Stereoscopy</h3><p class='facts-content'>Invented in the 1830s, the stereoscope was able to trick the brain into perceiving a 3D image from two slightly varied images, which laid the foundation for modern 3D glasses.</p></div></div>

National Eyewear Day FAQs

When is National Eyewear Day?

National Eyewear Day is celebrated on June 6th every year. In 2024 National Eyewear Day will occur on a Thursday.

National Eyewear Day Dates



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