Glasses known as eyeglasses or spectacles, are vision aids, consisting of glass or hard plastic lenses mounted in a frame that holds them in front of a person's eyes utilizing a bridge over the nose and arms which rest over the ears. Glasses are used for vision correction, such as with reading glasses and glasses used for nearsightedness. Safety glasses provide eye protection against flying debris for construction workers or lab technicians; some types of safety glasses are used to protect against visible and near-visible light or radiation. Glasses are worn for eye protection such as squash. Glasses wearers may use a strap to prevent the glasses from falling off during movement or sports. Wearers of glasses that are used only part of the time may have the glasses attached to a cord that goes around their neck, to prevent the loss of the glasses and breaking. Sunglasses allow for better vision in bright daylight, may protect one's eyes against damage from excessive levels of ultraviolet light.

Typical sunglasses lenses are tinted for protection against bright light or polarized to remove glare. Most over the counter sunglasses do not have corrective power in the lenses. Specialized glasses may be used for viewing specific visual information, for example 3D glasses for 3D films. Sometimes glasses are worn purely for aesthetic purposes. With glasses used for vision correction, a wide range of fashions are available, using plastic, metal and other materials. People are more to need glasses the older they get with 93% of people between the ages of 65 and 75 wearing corrective lenses. Glasses can be marked or found by their primary function, but appear in combinations such as prescription sunglasses or safety glasses with enhanced magnification. Corrective lenses are used to correct refractive errors by bending the light entering the eye in order to alleviate the effects of conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism; the ability of one's eyes to accommodate their focus to distant focus alters over time.

A common condition in people over forty years old is presbyopia, caused by the eye's crystalline lens losing elasticity, progressively reducing the ability of the lens to accommodate. Few people have a pair of eyes that show equal refractive characteristics. Corrective lenses bring the image back into focus on the retina, they are made to conform to the prescription of an optometrist. A lensmeter can be used to verify the specifications of an existing pair of glasses. Corrective eyeglasses can improve the life quality of the wearer. Not only do they enhance the wearer's visual experience, but can reduce problems that result from eye strain, such as headaches or squinting; the most common type of corrective lens is "single vision". For people with presbyopia and hyperopia and trifocal glasses provide two or three different refractive indices and progressive lenses have a continuous gradient. Reading glasses provide a separate set of glasses for focusing on close-by objects. Reading glasses are available without prescription from drugstores, offer a cheap, practical solution, though these have a pair of simple lenses of equal power, so will not correct refraction problems like astigmatism or refractive or prismatic variations between the left and right eye.

For the total correction of the individual's sight, glasses complying to a recent ophthalmic prescription are required. Adjustable-focus eyeglasses might be used to replace bifocals or trifocals, or might be used to produce cheaper single-vision glasses. Pinhole glasses are a type of corrective glasses. Pinhole glasses do not refract the light or change focal length. Instead, they create a diffraction limited system, which has an increased depth of field, similar to using a small aperture in photography; this form of correction has many limitations that prevent it from gaining popularity in everyday use. Pinhole glasses can be made in a DIY fashion by making small holes in a piece of card, held in front of the eyes with a strap or cardboard arms. Safety glasses are worn to protect the eyes in various situations, they are made with break-proof plastic lenses to protect the eye from other matter. Construction workers, factory workers and lab technicians are required to wear safety glasses to shield the eyes from flying debris or hazardous splatters such as blood or chemicals.

As of 2017, dentists and surgeons in Canada and other countries are required to wear safety glasses to protect against infection from patients' blood or other body fluids. There are safety glasses for welding, which are styled like wraparound sunglasses, but with much darker lenses, for use in welding where a full-sized welding helmet is inconvenient or uncomfortable; these are called "flash goggles" because they provide protection from welding flash. Nylon frames are used for protective eyewear for sports because of their lightweight and flexible properties. Unlike most regular glasses, safety glasses include protection beside the eyes as well as in front of the eyes. Sunglasses provide more comfort and protection against bright light and oft

Raaj (film)

Raaj is a 2011 Telugu film directed by V. N. Aditya and produced under the banner of Kumar Brothers Cinema. Sumanth and Vimala Raman played the lead roles. Koti is the music composer for this film, it 2011 and failed at the box office. It was dubbed into Tamil and Malayalam under the title Maharani - The Beauty Queen. RKD Studios have bought the sole and exclusive rights of the film in Hindi & all other Northern Indian languages; the story is about Raaj, a fashion photographer, caught in between his wife Mythili and his ex-lover Priya. Raaj chooses not to tell Mythili about Priya and finds it difficult to adjust with his wife during the early days of marriage. However, their relationship improves with time, they get close. Just when things look to settle down, Priya comes back into Raaj's life unexpectedly. He's curious about why Priya left him abruptly earlier. Priya is kidnapped by her scorned lover. Raaj saves her from his clutches subsequently. In an unexpected twist, it is revealed that Mythili and Priya were classmates in school.

Raaj uncovers Priya's ulterior motive, tells Mythili the truth, reconciles with his wife. Sumanth.... Raaj Vimala Raman.... Priya Priyamani.... Mythili Ajay.... Priya's former lover Murali Mohan Satyam Rajesh Giri Babu "Sootiga Chooseva" | Hemachandra, Sunitha "Andamutho Pandemuga" | Siddharth, Malavika "Kalakaaduga" | Shashikiran, Anjana Soumya "Nanne Nenu Marichipoya" | Deepu, Sravana Bhargavi "Prathi Kala Naalo" | Srikrishna, Pranavi "Bhimavaram Bulloda" | Srikrishna, Sunitha

Santi Pietro e Paolo, Buonconvento

Santi Pietro e Paolo is a Baroque-style, Roman Catholic parish church located in the center of the town of Buonconvento, region of Tuscany, Italy. A church at the site dates to 1103, but was refurbished in the 18th century, with the brick facade completed in 1723; the belltower dates to the early 19th-century. History recalls that in 24 August 1313, Henry VII of Luxembourg, Holy Roman Emperor died of malaria, at the age of 40 during the course of a siege of Siena; the church was damaged during an incursion of troops from Perugia in 1358. The church was enriched by its position in the pilgrimage route to Rome. An inventory from 1895 listed the following works: a frescoed medieval icon of the Madonna, a St Catherine of Alexandria by a painter of the Nasini family, a St Dominic by Stefano Volpi, an Immaculate Conception by Giacomo Pacchiarotti; the sacristy had paintings attributed to Lippo Memmi. A Enthroned Madonna with child and Angels by Matteo di Giovanni still remains in the church. A polyptych by Pietro di Francesco Orioli depicting an Enthroned Madonna and Saints is in the apse, along with two 17th-century canvases.

Many of the original works including paintings by Duccio di Buoninsegna, Sano di Pietro, are now sheltered in the Museo d'Arte Sacra della Val d'Arbia. The church originally had paintings by Bartolo di Fredi depicting the Virgin and Angel of the Annunciation with Saints Mary Magdalen and St Anthony Abbot, part of a polyptych