Used to improve vision . Sliding or hinged extensions were added later in the century.
Small, round, metal frames with loops at the end of each arms. Glass in each frame. Metal is oxidizing.
Health Sciences Library
State University of New York at Buffalo
Mazza, Michael A.
Contact the History of Medicine Collection, http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/hsl/history/
11.5 x 10.5 cm.
Metal and glass
Scarlett, Edward, “Temple spectacles,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed April 26, 2018, https://ubdigit.buffalo.edu/items/show/16861.