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
Recent Examples on the Web Unlike with solar eclipses, there’s no need to wear protective eyewear when witnessing a lunar eclipse and it can be viewed safely with the naked eye. NBC News, 18 Nov. 2021 In contrast to earlier smart glasses, this first generation offering looks, fits and feels like your everyday eyewear. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 The smaller of the two animals also attempts to retrieve the eyewear but is unsuccessful. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 4 Aug. 2021 The artsy eyewear was originally designed for a collab with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 22 July 2021 That powder can then be mixed and melted into different products, including biodegradable forks and eco-friendly resin for eyewear. Alden Wicker, Wired, 13 Oct. 2021 But what Facebook and Ray-Ban have rolled out is more akin to early versions of Spectacles, eyewear introduced in 2016 by Snapchat parent company Snap. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 9 Sep. 2021 At present, Christopher Cloos eyewear is available in over 500 stores globally. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 5 May 2021 Merryman is an independent board member of Roka Sports, a direct-to-consumer retailer of performance eyewear and technical gear for athletes. Todd Spangler, Variety, 6 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of eyewear

1918, in the meaning defined above

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21 Nov 2021

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“Eyewear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyewear. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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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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