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Optom in Benoni


1. The first version of a vision aid was invented 1000 years ago and was called a “reading stone.” It looked like a small magnification glass. But the first wearable vision aid is thought to have been invented by Italian Salvino D’Armante in the thirteenth century.

2. According to studies, 25 percent of the world population has to wear prescription glasses or corrective lenses.

3. Famous singer and songwriter Elton John has an impressive collection of glasses. Estimates of the size of his eyewear collection range from as high as 250,000 pairs to a more reasonable 2,000 pairs.

4. Using the term glasses is no longer correct: actually, most glasses are now made of plastic. But no matter what you call them, Peermed Healthcare Centre has you covered.

Visit your nearest Peermed Healthcare Centre to speak to our Optom in Benoni or inbox us for more info.