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Invention of Eyeglasses Many inventions have changed the way that people all over the world live One invention that has helped people with bad eyesight is eyeglasses The eyeglasses help people who are farsighted and nearsighted Originally eyeglasses were invented for one person but grew to helping millions of people all over the world Watson 12 When people hear the world eyeglasses they usually think that the inventor was Benjamin Franklin Contrary to belief Benjamin Franklin did not invent eyeglasses He invented bifocals a different form of eyeglasses which consisted of two different lenses Watson 12 The inventor of eyeglasses is not known The best known case of eyeglasses is that of Emperor Nero who used to watch performances in the arena holding in front of one eye a jewel with curved facetsWatson 14 A person by the name of Edward Rosen has other beliefs though He believes that around the time period of 1820 that the inventor was probably a glazier who made ornaments and glass discs for windowsAnderson 5 Another story about how eyeglasses were invented is about a man named Seneca who was a first-century Roman leader He was able to read but had very poor eyesight He supposedly came up with an idea to look through a jar filled with water while he was reading The jar magnified the words on the page Watson 14 The stories keep going on and on Supposedly an Italian writer knew about spectacles another name for glasses Also a monk is believed to have known the man who invented eyeglasses Watson 14-15 As one can see there is no evidence that supports who really invented eyeglasses
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