You would think that finding out if the word eyeglasses preceded the word glasses would be a simple matter. Not so. Did eyeglasses and spectacles as I suspect, precede the word glasses? Goggles I presumed came much later but surprisingly the word already existed in middle English.
I found the following information on this optometrist article. Emphasis mine:
The word glasses probably developed firstly from the word spyglass, often used for a telescope, and then adapted to “a pair of eyeglasses” that needed to be held up to the eyes for full effect.
And on Etymology Online under spectacles I found:
spectacles (n.) "glass lenses to help a person's sight," early 15c., from plural of spectacle.
While goggles has:
goggles; "spectacles, protective eyeglasses," 1715;
Whereas "glasses" has:
glasses; "spectacles," 1660s, from plural of glass
But I found nothing concrete on eyeglasses strangely enough. Can someone trace the history of the word glasses, or provide a chronological order of the words listed in my question?