eye·​wear ˈī-ˌwer How to pronounce eyewear (audio)
: corrective or protective devices (such as glasses or contact lenses) for the eyes

Example Sentences

a shop that specialized in fashionable eyewear
Recent Examples on the Web The Emmy- and Grammy-winning Tonight Show host has teamed with the socially-conscious eyewear brand on a two-in-one frame that protects your eyes and supports a good cause. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Mar. 2023 The Premier League champion wore his eyewear brand’s DB 7000/S BOLD in black in the photos shared by wife Victoria, allowing both fashion moguls to show off their brand’s product line in a single, super-fashionable photo. Louisa Ballhaus, Robb Report, 21 Feb. 2023 Over the last two years, the eyewear brand has tapped the likes of Toro y Moi and Pharrell to create unique frames. Oscar Hartzog, Rolling Stone, 16 Feb. 2023 And, according to New York Fashion Week attendees, balloon eyewear is just the right amount of ridiculousness to add to your outfit. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 16 Feb. 2023 Smith eyewear is a go-to for T+L commerce writer Anna Popp. Leslie Hsu Oh, Travel + Leisure, 30 Jan. 2023 Felines aside, fashion inevitably featured prominently in Leon’s vision for the video, which includes vintage looks from costumer and stylist Kiki Stash, custom pieces by Batsheva, dreamy floral gowns from Rodarte’s current collection, and Warby Parker eyewear. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, 4 Feb. 2022 The Luxottica Group is known for its design, manufacturing, and distribution of fashion and sports eyewear. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 The brand just released its first pair of eyewear called the Sun Seeker. John Thompson, Men's Health, 16 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eyewear was in 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Eyewear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyewear. Accessed 27 May. 2023.

Medical Definition


: corrective or protective devices (as glasses or contact lenses) for the eyes
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