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Function vs. Fashion in Eyewear

Author: Debbi Bennett, ABOC, NCLE-AC

Debra Bennett has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The content and format of this course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service.

Course Description

Eyewear has been used since prehistoric times, beginning with simple protective goggles and advancing through the ages to become various forms of spectacles. Many advancements and changes to eyewear have come about due to the necessity for a specific function or need. Still other changes have been in response to the fashion of the day or the individual desires of the wearer. This course will show the development of eyewear through history by highlighting many functional and fashionable changes.

Course Objectives

  • Compare the differences between functional vs fashionable
  • Recall the historical developments of eyewear in regards to function and fashion
  • Categorize past trends in eyewear
  • Identify popular styles associated with celebrities
  • Distinguish fashion trends of the past and present
  • Predict future industry trends

Course Assessment

There is a 40-question test at the end of the course. A successful passing score of 80% is required on all ABO-NLCE continuing education courses in order to earn the designated number of credits. You will know your grade instantly after completing the course.