eye·​wear | \ ˈī-ˌwer How to pronounce eyewear (audio) \

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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That includes eyewear with tiny screens such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google Glass, which is still in use. Jay Greene, WSJ, "Microsoft’s Hype Strategy for HoloLens Is to Avoid It," 24 Feb. 2019 Never one to skimp on accessories, Beyoncé added on a micro bag from Jacquemus and Oxydo eyewear’s circular sunglasses to complete her look. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Beyoncé Just Took the Ultimate Art-Selfie in This Luxury L.A. Concept Store," 25 Jan. 2019 Some eyewear stores like LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, and Sears Optical will take old frames and recycle them on your behalf. Eleanor Hildebrandt, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Places to Buy Glasses Online in 2019," 10 Jan. 2019 As one can imagine, helping design a whole eyewear line is a pretty time-consuming process. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Lara Spencer From 'Good Morning America' Announces Exciting New Project," 27 Aug. 2018 Embiid donned a gray mask with protective eyewear built into it. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, "Joel Embiid leads Sixers to NBA playoff victory over Heat in first game back," 19 Apr. 2018 Luxury eyewear company Luxicotta, for example, manages brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley, as well as glasses from designer brands such as Chanel and Prada. Laura Cohen, Marie Claire, "Stay Shady: The History of Sunglasses," 1 July 2014 The six-story, 8,600-square-foot retail space showcases an extensive range of products, including women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, handbags and luggage, eyewear, shoes, fragrance, jewelry, and home and furniture collections. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Bottega Veneta Just Opened Their Futuristic Six-Story Tokyo Flagship," 8 Dec. 2018 Activities like mowing the lawn warrant protective eyewear, too, as do sports that involve balls or other things flying at your face. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Entirely Preventable Eye Injuries Doctors See Way Too Often," 1 Nov. 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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eye·​wear | \ ˈī-ˌwa(ə)r, -ˌwe(ə)r How to pronounce eyewear (audio) \

Medical Definition of eyewear

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

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