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Spectacles 1900s

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Aphakic Spectacles
Aphakic spectacles with tortoise shell frames.
1970
Unknown
Aphakic Spectacles and Case
Brown felt case has 7 compartments for spectacles, 5 pairs of spectacles accompany case. 4 pairs are gold-toned metal, one pair is silver. Spectacles have thick lenses.
1960-1970
Unknown
Bifocal Spectacles
Bifocal spectacles with early 1 piece bifocal, with round-rimmed lenses in dark brown frame.
1920-1940
Frame Canada
Bifocal Spectacles and Case
Bifocal spectacles worn by President Jimmy Carter.
Frfund Brothers
Colored Spectacles
Black plastic frames have green-colored prescription cat's-eye shaped lenses. Sides of frames are exaggerated and turn upward and are accented with rhinestones.
1950
Jan Carlen
Colored Spectacles
Black plastic frames have unusual geometric shape (un symmetrical) with applied red and white rhinestones. Left side of frames is painted with a red and black check pattern.
1989-1990
Unknown
Colored Spectacles
Colored spectacles with oval front, black & pink on exterior, green & orange on interior.
1960s
Colored Spectacles
Octagonal sunglasses with amber lenses, in case.
1940

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American Academy of Ophthalmology