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The Eyewear Evolution of Nose Shades

Protecting noses was very important for mountaineers and anyone around the water. Nobody wants a sunburnt nose or skin cancer. Has nose protecting sunglasses...

Presidential Eyewear For Presidents’ Day

In celebration of Presidents' Day, we thought we would show some of our presidents and their eyewear. Presidents' Day was created in 1885 to celebrate...

Smog Helmet x Eyeglasses: September 1949

They were talking about smog in Los Angeles in 1949! Modern Mechanix September 1949; The lady under this plastic headpiece is getting a dose of smog,...

Music In Eyewear: Honoring The Day The Music Died

February 3 is known as The Day The Music Died and immortalized by Don McClean's song  ''American Pie'. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J. P....

History of Sunwear In The Olympics

The Olympics have been around for 100's of years but the birth of modern Olympics was in 1898.  While many athetes wore sunglasses it...

Past And Present Eyewear: Reading In Bed

Everything comes around again. In 1936 a visored eyewear look was called 'Reading in Bed' eyewear You can still get Reading in Bed Eyewear from...

8 Safety Eyewear Posters We Love

National Safety month is over, but eye safety should be year-round. Summer is work project time, vacation, lets try anything time. Wearing protective eyewear...

Vintage Eyewear Week – 1960

The 1960's in fashion, featured bell bottoms, tie dyed, long hair, flowers and peace signs (still good today!) Paisley prints, platform shoes were just...

Optical Game Changers

I was just reading an article titled "Game Changer" in Tennis Magazine. Remember the old wooden rackets and the change to big rackets? Andre...

Eyewear History: Eyewear Innovations 1946- 1950

1946 Popular Science  Radio Eyes Teleran – “radio eyes” for blind flying! Teleran (a contraction of TELE-vision — Radar Air Navigation) collects all of the...

Savile Row – Hand-Made Rolled Gold Eyewear

From London's East End to New York's Manhattan, this beautiful hand-made rolled gold frame that Dr. Jen is wearing today just looks amazing on anyone....

Mirror Lenses For Partially Blind- November 1956

From our favorite; Popular Mechanix November 1956 These Mirror lenses for partially blind provide 320 % magnification- said to be distortionless through the use...

July 1961- Goggles With No Lens Protect Eyes

By distributing the force of a blow over the face, a guard gives protection without interfering with visibility. Made by M-K Products, 617 Queen...

Eye Didn’t Know That: Contact Lenses For Chickens

Quite awhile ago, we did a post on Eyeglasses for chickens, did you know their are contact Lenses for chickens? Apparently this is quite...

Visual Defect Makes Boy See Upside Down; April 1939

Modern Mechanix April 1939- DUE to a peculiar visual defect, Frank Balek, 12, of Chicago, ill., sees all objects upside down, but he has managed...

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