Have you ever thought about what it must have been like to have bad eyesight during a time when there was nothing available to you that could help? Things that somewhat resembled the eyeglasses of today have existed for several centuries, but when you think back to medieval times or even times before Christ, the thought of having to navigate life whilst being practically blind is daunting.
If you have bad eyesight, you might have been one of the beggars on the street. You wouldn’t have been able to work many trades, if any at all, so just for an ailment as common as less than stellar eyesight, you’d be kicked to the curb and an outcast to society. [Read more…]