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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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 Outside of his commitments at Bottega Veneta, Maier maintains an eponymous brand of womenswear, menswear, and eyewear (which partially owned by Kering) and is famed in the fashion community for his eye for architecture and interior design. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Tomas Maier Is Exiting Bottega Veneta After 17 Years," 13 June 2018 To top it off, there are hundreds of eyewear brands out there. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "7 Stylish Sunglass Brands to Shop Right Now," 5 June 2018 Apparently, Kim Kardashian West and her tiny-sunglasses-memo-writing husband Kanye West are the ones dictating the world’s eyewear, because ever since Yeezy started doing Oakley-esque cycling frames, the rest have followed. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "10 Menswear Trends That Are Going to Be Really, Truly, Unbelievably Huge Next Spring," 27 June 2018 Snap’s new eyewear has the same general look and feel of its predecessor, but in a noticeably slimmer form factor. Lisa Eadicicco, Time, "Snapchat's New Spectacles Can Do One Important Thing the Old Version Couldn't," 26 Apr. 2018 Either way, what better way to pay homage to his flamboyant onstage legacy than to sport truly original eyewear? Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Lady Gaga Pays Tribute to Elton John By Borrowing His Signature Style," 30 Jan. 2018 People who are planning to view the partial eclipse should make sure to wear proper glasses to protect their eyes from the sun (eyewear is not required to look at lunar eclipses). Gabby Raymond, Time, "A Partial Solar Eclipse Is Coming on Friday the 13th. That Hasn't Happened in 40 Years," 10 July 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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