The first glasses (Middle Ages)

The invention of glasses, or better slow to see better, It dates back to Middle Ages, as evidenced by the’fresco dated 1352 you see reported in photo, although the first biconvex lenses They had already been created in Pisa in 1286.

Until then, then in periods prior to the Middle Ages, for the most common vision problems, myopia and presbyopia, there was no remedy, and you had to learn to live with.

As you can see by looking at the fresco, the lenses were placed directly on the nose and had not the temples lateral, that would come much later, in 1727 (Photo gives: festivaldelmedioevo.it).