Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Thursday, January 28, 2021
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133449)
 Advice (161200)
 Affiliate Programs (34763)
 Art and Culture (73756)
 Automotive (145650)
 Blogs (75262)
 Boating (9849)
 Books (17222)
 Buddhism (4128)
 Business (1329067)
 Business News (426396)
 Business Opportunities (366373)
 Camping (10967)
 Career (72763)
 Christianity (15849)
 Collecting (11638)
 Communication (115070)
 Computers (241938)
 Construction (38917)
 Consumer (49685)
 Cooking (17074)
 Copywriting (6665)
 Crafts (18205)
 Cuisine (7545)
 Current Affairs (20420)
 Dating (45891)
 EBooks (19696)
 E-Commerce (48225)
 Education (185320)
 Electronics (83503)
 Email (6408)
 Entertainment (159839)
 Environment (28921)
 Ezine (3039)
 Ezine Publishing (5452)
 Ezine Sites (1550)
 Family & Parenting (110930)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196497)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11848)
 Feng Shui (131)
 Finance & Investment (310504)
 Fitness (106339)
 Food & Beverages (62929)
 Free Web Resources (7940)
 Gambling (30223)
 Gardening (25155)
 Government (10541)
 Health (629662)
 Hinduism (2206)
 Hobbies (44057)
 Home Business (91586)
 Home Improvement (251098)
 Home Repair (46178)
 Humor (4833)
 Import - Export (5453)
 Insurance (45098)
 Interior Design (29586)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (191003)
 Internet Marketing (146523)
 Investment (22852)
 Islam (1170)
 Judaism (1356)
 Law (80435)
 Link Popularity (4595)
 Manufacturing (20872)
 Marketing (99048)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18225)
 Music (27013)
 New to the Internet (9496)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129632)
 Organizing (7805)
 Party Ideas (11853)
 Pets (38066)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12684)
 Public Speaking (5635)
 Publishing (7528)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126634)
 Recreation & Leisure (95407)
 Relationships (87681)
 Research (16176)
 Sales (80337)
 Science & Technology (110269)
 Search Engines (23488)
 Self Improvement (153238)
 Seniors (6233)
 Sexuality (35950)
 Small Business (49283)
 Software (83016)
 Spiritual (23471)
 Sports (116098)
 Tax (7659)
 Telecommuting (34067)
 Travel & Tourism (307897)
 UK Property Investment (3121)
 Video Games (13428)
 Web Traffic (11749)
 Website Design (56839)
 Website Promotion (36601)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35791)
Author Spotlight
ELLISEN WANG

I'm Ellisen, nice to meet you! Obviously you're here because you want to know who I am. Wel...more
SONY EGUABOR

An Internet Marketer Promoting Quality Products. ...more
CACEY TAYLOR

Im just a man who likes to be happy and see others happy. Im into home business, sports, family, and...more
MARTHA KHOURY

Columbia Weather Systems manufactures professional weather stations for industry and government agen...more
OLEG KOBETS

Oleg has been providing SEO, Copywriting and Content Management services for 10+ years. For the last...more


Why Does Father Christmas Wear Specs: Should he Have a New Pair? by Laura Jeeves





Why Does Father Christmas Wear Specs: Should he Have a New Pair? by
Article Posted: 12/20/2020
Article Views: 136
Articles Written: 4295
Word Count: 617
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Why Does Father Christmas Wear Specs: Should he Have a New Pair?


 
Advice,Health
Here’s a double-barrelled question: Why does Father Christmas wear glasses and could he do with an update?

Mr Claus’ portrayal of a jovial, friendly old man certainly suits the glasses wearing image, but what are the reasons behind it? Intrigued? Read on!

A Little Bit of History

Father Christmas has not always been shown to wear specs, and in fact the original St Nicholas, who the modern figure is based on, died in 343AD when the concept of taking an eye test wasn’t even close to being considered. It wasn’t until the mid 1800s, when Thomas Nast was commissioned to come up with images of Father Christmas for Harper Collins magazine, that the bearded gentleman adopted the modern semblance we are all familiar with today. Soon after, when eye tests and eyewear were much more commonplace, especially on the more mature ladies and gentlemen of the twentieth century, the idea that good old jovial Santa should don a pair was a natural assumption.

In grottos the world over, Father Christmas’ representatives all wear the customary wire rimmed specs that have now become very much a part of his costume and he just wouldn’t look the same without them.

So, are the glasses just a prop or could St Nick actually need them? It’s a good question and to answer it, we need to consider what could actually be wrong with his eyes.

Here are a few possibilities.

Presbyopia

A condition affecting mainly the older generation, presbyopia causes farsightedness. If Father Christmas suffered with this issue he would definitely have to wear his glasses while driving his sleigh but would probably take them off to read the endless wishlists from the children. It is unlikely that this is the problem with his vision.

He Needs Reading Spectacles

Much more likely the cause of his need to wear specs, Santa could be typical of a man his age and need to use his glasses for reading. Reading eyewear simply magnifies the text and can be purchased relatively cheaply, although if you would prefer a reliably good pair, it is best to see an optician for a thorough eye test.

Santa Needs a Prescription

Lots of people suffer with bad eyesight from even a young age, and many have a condition known as myopia (not being able to see things far away) and so they need prescription glasses. Maybe this is why Mr Claus needs his spectacles - to correct his blurred vision.

Should Santa Change his Look?

There is no denying that times change and Father Christmas needs to maintain his credibility with the girls and boys who so depend on him every year. Of course, he will no doubt always sport his iconic red and white coat and snowy white beard, but making a subtle change in his eyewear could just give him the edge when it comes to relating to the younger generation.

While our favorite festive fellow certainly suits his traditional rounded spectacles with the gold wire rims, he might benefit from an updated look. Perhaps an eye test and a pair of designer glasses could be just what he needs. So who’s going to tell him?

Author Plate

David Paul opticians epitomise everything you want from a local eyewear specialist. Not only do they offer eye test appointments, they also provide an expert service that includes OCT testing, advice on buying your ultimate pair of glasses and much more. The team of experienced eyewear specialists and expert optometrists are there to make your glasses and contact lens buying experience the best it can be.

Related Articles - eye, test,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance


TIM FAY

I am not a writer nor am I trying to become a writer. I am an average person with average intelligen...more
PAUL RICE

hello everyone l been on the net since 2000 and enjoy my work l work as an affiliate and also have w...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more
LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
LINDA DECANN

Linda DeCann is US based pursuing her career as brand ambassador. Previously she has helped hundreds...more
GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
CHRIS BURTON

I am an International Corporate Consultant specialising in the bespoke formation of offshore compani...more
STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more
DAMIAN POWELL

Demonstrated exceptional leadership in the government and private sector at an executive level. Skil...more
RENE VALENCIA

My name is Rene I am a Las Vegas nightlife blogger and long time socialite. I currently write for bo...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2021, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license