Bifocal Reading Glasses – A History?

While sussing out the content for my new site dedicated to a common contraption I find beloved — bifocal reading glasses — I’ve come to appreciate and enjoy their history more than I thought I would.

From Salvino D’Armate’s clever invention back in the 13th century to Benjamin Franklin’s clever refinement in the first decade of the United States’ existence, their evolution is more peppered with the ebb and flow of technology and fashion than I’d imagined.

So while I originally intended this site to be mostly a consumer-driven site, I’ve decided to make it a bit more of a hobby site as well. I’ll still do my best to help you find the right glasses for you at the right price, but I’ll also invest some space on this blog to just celebrating the cozy history of these clever little eyeglasses. I’ve put part of my history of glasses on the front page, but I have also added a full post on the History of Bifocal Reading Glasses.

Thanks for visiting Bifocal Reading Glasses and I hope you return again soon!