There are three styles of monocle.

The first style consists of a simple loop of metal with a lens which was slotted into the eye orbit.

There are three styles of monocle.

Monocles

A monocle - Is a type of corrective lens used to correct or enhance the vision in only one eye - It consists of a circular lens, generally with a wire ring around the circumference that can be attached to a string or wire -The other end of the string is then connected to the wearer's clothing to avoid losing the monocle.

 

There are three styles of monocle.

  • The first style consists of a simple loop of metal with a lens which was slotted into the eye orbit.
  • The second style, which was developed in the 1890s, was the most elaborate, consisting of a frame with a raised edge-like extension known as the gallery -  The gallery was designed to help secure the monocle in place by raising it out of the eye orbit slightly, so that the eyelashes could not jar it. Monocles with galleries were often the most expensive.
  • The third style of monocle was frameless. This consisted of a cut piece of glass, with a serrated edge to provide a grip and sometimes a hole drilled into one side for a cord.

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