There is one popular anecdote about former US President Theodore Roosevelt and his first pair of eyeglasses. Apparently, the young President Roosevelt was so excited to finally witness the world come into focus that he considered that specific moment when he first wore his eyeglasses to be one of the most memorable of his entire life.
This story may be amusing for people who currently live in the present where the technology to correct vision problems abound. However, having poor vision back then was a big problem for those who were struggling to see in the dark, when candles and torches were the only sources of light. Read more on this article.