This is a thorough, entertaining and thoroughly entertaining history of life through a lens.
There are four billion adults around the globe who wear glasses. It will make you look at specs with fresh eyes New Statesman
A bit early for Christmas, but I'd buy a copy now and wrap it up ...lively, engaging, admirably wide-ranging Times
'Exuberant...glasses changed the world Sunday Times
Elegantly framed and multi-focal, this is a gloriously panoptical survey. As a history of restored sight it is instructive, and as a narrative of facial furniture it is fascinating
Fascinating Rachel Cooke, Observer