eye·​wear | \ˈī-ˌwer \

Definition of eyewear 

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

Examples of eyewear in a Sentence

a shop that specialilzed in fashionable eyewear

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Italic Italic’s marketplace is starting with leather goods, home goods, and eyewear. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Italic sells brandless luxury goods from manufactures for Celine, Prada, and Gucci.," 15 Nov. 2018 The same goes for eyewear: Wearing glasses or sunglasses might help prevent airborne allergens from affecting your eyeballs as much. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "13 Ways to Triumph Over Fall Allergies," 13 Nov. 2018 Manufacturers are looking to the eyewear company Warby Parker as the prototype for selling cooking tools directly to the consumer. Florence Fabricant, The Seattle Times, "8 great kitchen tools you didn’t know you needed," 29 Aug. 2018 The American Academy of Opthamology recommends that adults never allow children to handle fireworks, that protective eyewear is used and that high-powered fireworks are left to the pros. Robert Mccoppin, chicagotribune.com, "Legal fireworks in Illinois? Despite annual injury toll, lawmaker proposes that state join pyrotechnics market," 10 July 2018 The store will be positioned near the security desk in front of American Express’s office tower and near an Oliver Peoples eyewear store. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "New York City’s first Amazon Go cashierless store will open near the World Trade Center," 23 Oct. 2018 Eye Candy Optical - Optical boutique featuring on-trend eyewear for men, women and teens. Marcia Pledger, cleveland.com, "Retailers announced at $230 million Pinecrest project, opening this spring (photos)," 17 Apr. 2018 Coolest Quilting: Gala González At the Loewe sunglasses party for the launch of their new eyewear collection at a private villa in Ibiza, Spain. Aubri Juhasz, The Cut, "The Best-est Party Looks of the Week," 13 July 2018 That's actually the best thing about the eyewear industry in 2018: variety, and tons of it. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "The Best Sunglasses for Men in 2018 (So Far)," 26 June 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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eye·​wear | \ˈī-ˌwa(ə)r, -ˌwe(ə)r \

Medical Definition of eyewear 

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

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