The earliest pictorial evidence for the use of eyeglasses provides Tomaso da Modena's 1352 portrait of the cardinal Hugh de Provence reading in a scriptorium.
Possibly the earliest depiction of eyeglasses north of the Alpes is found in an altarpiece of the church of Bad Wildungen, Germany, in 1403.
Eyeglasses were invented in Italy in the late thirteenth century.
Eyeglasses were used in northern Italy from the late fourteenth century.
Eyeglasses, also called glasses or spectacles, are frames-bearing lenses worn in front of the eyes normally for vision correction or eye protection or for protection from UV rays.