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The invention of eyewear cannot be attributed to a particular person.
As early as 700BC, ancient Assyrians, Egyptians, Babylonians, Romans and Greeks were using different objects for magnification. For example, according to Glasses Crafter an eyewear company, ancient Assyrians used polished crystal while ancient Romans and Greeks filled glass spheres with water.
Pictured is The Assyrian Nimrud lens – 3,000 years old and is believed to have been used as a magnifying glass or as part of a telescope. (British Museum)

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