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 But Anderson got right back up, fixed her eyewear and went on with several assists the rest of the way. Jim Derry, NOLA.com, "Mandeville simply too strong for Covington in straight-set victory," 6 Oct. 2020 Prevent shoppers from trying on items that are worn on the face such as cloth masks, scarves, headbands and eyewear. oregonlive, "Dos and don’ts at a yard sale: Bargain shopping during a pandemic can still be safe for sellers and buyers," 27 Aug. 2020 The agency also now requires officers to wear face shields or protective eyewear when working in close contact with passengers in areas where no plastic barrier is installed. Curtis Tate, USA TODAY, "TSA installing 1,200 COVID-19 barriers at airports to protect screeners, passengers," 29 Aug. 2020 Priced from $370 to $1170, the range of styles are certainly investment eyewear, but for something that's designed to be put on daily, the cost per wear checks out. Julia Gall, Marie Claire, "Chanel Unveils an Online Optical Boutique," 20 Aug. 2020 Shades of Shades makes luxury nude eyewear for all skin tones, including eyeglasses and sunglasses. T+l Editors, Travel + Leisure, "10 Brands That Make Skin Tone-inclusive Products — From Cosmetics to Footwear," 11 Aug. 2020 Levy, who had been working as a television host on MTV Canada, favored stylish eyewear. Gabe Bergado, WSJ, "Why Schitt’s Creek’s Dan Levy Didn’t Let David Wear Glasses," 4 Aug. 2020 So do 1,000 rounds of hollow point bullets, protective eyewear, gloves and earmuffs. Dallas Morning News, "‘Every day is a struggle’: El Paso, one year later," 31 July 2020 Engineered with travel in mind, RIMOWA eyewear will share the innovative design, lightweight nature, and signature features of their iconic luggage. Shelby Comroe, Marie Claire, "RIMOWA Launches New Eyewear Collection," 13 July 2020

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First Known Use of eyewear

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eyewear was in 1918

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15 Oct 2020

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“Eyewear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyewear. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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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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