eye·​glass | \ ˈī-ˌglas How to pronounce eyeglass (audio) \

Definition of eyeglass

b : a lens worn to aid vision specifically : monocle
c eyeglasses plural : a device used to correct defects of vision or to protect the eyes that consists typically of a pair of glass or plastic lenses and the frame by which they are held in place : glasses

Examples of eyeglass in a Sentence

She left her eyeglasses at work.
Recent Examples on the Web Other belongings unaccounted for include her father's eyeglasses, cell phone, cash in the wallet, phone chargers and pictures. Alec Snyder, CNN, "Staten Island hospital nurse accused of stealing, using credit card from her dying Covid-19 patient," 8 May 2020 Razors and shaving cream, extra eyeglasses and contact lenses (as well as contact lens solutions) and heavy duty garbage bags (for personal sanitation) are among FEMA's other suggestions. USA Today, "How to prepare for coronavirus: The shopping list for your own home quarantine kit," 4 Mar. 2020 The headlights beam in odd directions, and eyeglasses shine through the dim windshield. Katherine Dunn, The New Yorker, "The Resident Poet," 4 May 2020 No hip skinny-eyeglass windows looking cool while impeding the view of the surroundings. cleveland, "2020 Subaru Legacy fights for control and gets lost at the supermarket (review)," 2 May 2020 Warby Parker The eyeglasses retailer has closed all stores until March 27. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, "What stores are closing due to the coronavirus," 19 Mar. 2020 Magazines, newspapers, hearing aids and eyeglasses also will be accepted. David Ibata, ajc, "Woodstock’s Greenstock Day to take hard-to-recycle items," 9 Mar. 2020 Be sure to take advantage of the benefits available this calendar year, such as annual dental cleanings or eye exams, free eyeglasses or contact lenses and free flu shots. Cindy Krischer Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, "5 things you should do for your health before year ends," 11 Dec. 2019 There are other kinds of refractive errors that can mess with your vision, but the point is that corrective lenses like eyeglasses can help address them. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, "Here’s Why You Might Get a Headache From New Glasses," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of eyeglass

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1c

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“Eyeglass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyeglass. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of eyeglass

old-fashioned : a single lens that is worn over your eye to help you see
chiefly US : a pair of lenses set into a frame and worn over your eyes to help you see


eye·​glass | \ ˈī-ˌglas How to pronounce eyeglass (audio) \

Kids Definition of eyeglass

1 : a glass lens used to help a person to see clearly
2 eyeglasses plural : glass sense 3


eye·​glass | \ ˈī-ˌglas How to pronounce eyeglass (audio) \

Medical Definition of eyeglass

b : a lens worn to aid vision specifically : monocle
c eyeglasses plural : glasses, spectacles

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