eye·​wear ˈī-ˌwer How to pronounce eyewear (audio)
: corrective or protective devices (such as glasses or contact lenses) for the eyes

Examples of eyewear in a Sentence

a shop that specialized in fashionable eyewear
Recent Examples on the Web The brand’s latest collection is featured inside as well as footwear, eyewear, apparel and other accessories from past collections. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 7 June 2024 One of them, Hip Optical, which touts designer eyewear at non-designer prices, opened earlier this year across from the Apple Store and near True Food Kitchen and BJ’s Brewhouse. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 24 May 2024 Saldana’s eyewear was clear and frameless with the lenses shaped as wings. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 21 May 2024 Alexander Daas Opticians, an eyewear shop and family business, opened its fourth location May 8 at 162 Avenida Del Mar in San Clemente. Samantha Gowen, Orange County Register, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for eyewear 

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eyewear was in 1918

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“Eyewear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyewear. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


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