PANTO refers to pantoscopic, a light angle in which the front of the eyeglasses is tilted forward to get the maximum visual effect and a wide-angle view. Panto glasses are rounded but not circular glasses. The glasses have simple curves. The glasses have high hinges that are slightly protruding, accompanied by a full base.
The origin of the Panto glasses is from the 1930s. In England, they were widely used as National Health Service (NHS) eyewear until the 1960s.  From the 1960s to the 1980s, The Panto glasses shape was largely associated with a free lifestyle. This was when students, musicians, and radicals dominated the use of panto. In 2010 the panto regained and developed some popularity after a few decades when the model was more or less absent in the market.
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