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Glasses, lenses and contact lenses

bifocals

noun

a pair of glasses with special lenses that let you see things that are near if you look through the bottom part, and see things that are far away if you look through the top part

bridge

noun

the part of a pair of glasses that rests on your nose

contact

noun

a contact lens

contact lens

noun

a plastic lens that you wear in your eye to help you see more clearly

dark glasses

noun

sunglasses with very dark lenses, often worn by someone who does not want to be recognized

earpiece

noun

one of the parts of a pair of glasses that fits over your ears

eyeglasses

noun

glasses

eyeglass

noun

a monocle

eyewear

noun

glasses and contact lenses

four-eyes

noun

an insulting word for someone who wears glasses

frames

noun

the part of a pair of glasses that holds the glass or plastic lenses and has pieces that go over your ears

gas permeable lens

noun

a type of contact lens (=a piece of plastic you wear on your eye so that you can see clearly) that allows air to reach your eye

glasses

noun

an object that you wear in front of your eyes to help you see better. You usually get your glasses from an optician

goggles

noun

special glasses that protect your eyes, for example when you are using a dangerous machine or when you are swimming

gold-rimmed

adjective

gold-rimmed glasses have a frame that is made of gold or is covered in gold

horn-rimmed

adjective

horn-rimmed spectacles have a thick dark plastic frame

lens

noun

a piece of curved glass or plastic that makes things seem smaller, bigger, or clearer

lens

noun

a contact lens

monocle

noun

a glass lens for one eye, used in the past to help you to see better

opticals

noun

glasses that you wear to see

pince-nez

noun

old-fashioned glasses that are held in place over your eyes only by a part that fits tightly on your nose

Polaroid

a substance on glass or plastic that reduces the brightness of the sun

rimless

adjective

rimless glasses have no frames around the lenses

shades

noun

a pair of sunglasses

specs

noun

glasses that you wear to see with

spectacles

noun

glasses that you wear to see

sunglasses

noun

glasses with dark lenses that you wear to protect your eyes when the sun is bright

sunnies

noun

sunglasses

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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