eyewear

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

eye +‎ -wear

Noun[edit]

eyewear (uncountable)

  1. A vision aid or similar device worn over the eyes, such as eyeglasses, contact lenses, or protective goggles.
    • 1925, London charivari: 
      American manufacturers are now describing spectacles as "eyewear".
    • 1974 Oct. 14, "Wise Owl Club inducts two," St. Petersburg Times / Manatee Times, p. 3 (retrieved 1 Sep 2010):
      Use of safety eyewear by Jones saved his sight when he was holding a chisel, another employe lifted up a hammer to hit the chisel and accidentally struck Jones in the nose and safety glasses.
    • 1988 July 4, Anastasia Toufexis et al., "Health & Fitness: Do Your Shades Do the Job?," Time:
      ANSI divides sunglasses into three categories: fashion spectacles that shield eyes from only 70% of UV-B and less than 60% of UV-A; everyday eyewear that screens out 95% of UV-B and between 60% and 92% of UV-A; and special-purpose glasses that absorb almost 99% of ultraviolet rays.

References[edit]

  • eyewear at OneLook Dictionary Search