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Spectacles in Middle-Earth?

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Aug 6 2013, 7:15pm


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I was marathoning the trilogy last week when it struck me that nobody wears glasses. Now I've read the books a few times, but I don't recall there being any specific mentioning of glasses or spectacles. Has anybody read something regarding this? Is there any evidence of such things in the world of Middle-Earth? Would I be right to assume that optometry is not yet a developed profession? Tongue

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Spectacles in Middle-Earth? One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Aug 6 2013, 7:15pm
    Probably not Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Aug 6 2013, 7:20pm
        Perhaps he Shire is more modern because... noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Aug 12 2013, 4:09pm
    It seems to me that science, the arts, and technology Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Aug 6 2013, 7:24pm
    The only example I can think of... cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Aug 6 2013, 9:31pm
    In the books I noticed Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Aug 6 2013, 10:44pm
    The Rankin/Bass 'Hobbit' Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 7 2013, 12:36am
        Balin had the specs in the animated film Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 7 2013, 7:21pm
    Magnifiers probably sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Aug 7 2013, 2:32am
        Telescopes...and microscopes? Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve Aug 7 2013, 11:32am
            regarding telescopes acheron Send a private message to acheron Aug 7 2013, 12:45pm
                Telescopes seem likely, Inferno Send a private message to Inferno Aug 7 2013, 1:41pm
                    Although they seem fairly ignorant of astronomy in Middle-earth. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Aug 7 2013, 4:49pm
                    There is a reference in The Hobbit. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Aug 12 2013, 4:25pm
                        Don't forget about the narrative voice.... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 13 2013, 7:02pm
            News from Gondor Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Aug 7 2013, 3:26pm
                LOL! *mods up* dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Aug 7 2013, 3:59pm
                At last! Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve Aug 7 2013, 4:08pm
                A tea room, lol! RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Aug 7 2013, 4:50pm
                    Ye olde Starbucks Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Aug 7 2013, 6:36pm
                    Yes ryouko Send a private message to ryouko Aug 10 2013, 11:50pm
                    Not Starbucks but... Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Aug 13 2013, 9:48pm
                I love this dreamflower Send a private message to dreamflower Aug 7 2013, 6:04pm
    I don't see why not dreamflower Send a private message to dreamflower Aug 7 2013, 6:00pm
    This is such a great topic! elentari3018 Send a private message to elentari3018 Aug 8 2013, 2:24am
        elves don't age Annael Send a private message to Annael Aug 11 2013, 4:14pm
    In the movies grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Aug 9 2013, 7:27pm
    glasses Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Aug 9 2013, 7:37pm

 
 
 

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