Spectacles with case, design name 'Angie', England, 1975-1980
The lenses in these spectacles are bifocals. A person with both long and short-sighted vision wore them. The plastic materials meant the glasses were lightweight to wear and could be mass produced. Plastic frames were introduced after the Second World War. They were among styles provided to Britons by the new National Health Service.
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Pair of eyeglasses to compensate for defective vision or to protect the eyes from light, dust, and the like. Kept in place by sidepieces passing over the ears, on the nose or held in the hand.
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