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The Evolution of Sunglasses

Why were sunglasses invented? Benjamen Franklin's invention of bifocal lenses followed in 1780. By the 20th Century, sunglasses were used to protect the eyes from the sun. In 1929 Sam Foster began selling his protective sunglasses at Woolworth stores on the boardwalk at the beaches in Atlantic City and New Jersey. When were the first sunglasses made? Inexpensive mass-produced sunglasses made from celluloid were first produced by Sam Foster in 1929. Foster found a ready market on the beaches of Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he began selling sunglasses under the name Foster Grant from a Woolworth on the Boardwalk. Did you know that Sunglasses should be worn for protection to your eyes in addition to Fashion? Sunglasses are a...

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