How to Choose Tinted Glasses, 1653

engraving of three men modeling spectacles, one with dark pinhole lenses Cornelius Meyer, Nuovi ritrovamenti (1689)

Of Spectacles of pleasure. Simple Spectacles of blew, yellow, red or green colour, are proper to recreate the sight, and will present the objects died in like colour that the Glasses are, only those of the greene do somewhat degenerate; instead of shewing a lively colour it will represent a pale dead colour, and it is because they are not dyed greene enough, or receive not light enough for greene… all colours are not proper to Glasses to give colour…

William Oughtred, Mathematicall Recreations

Your choice: the spectacles of pleasure, or the shades of pallid death.