This may not be the best thread to ask this question. However, I have found the following paper which describes an investigation into Egyptian lens which are embedded into a statue and produce unique optical effects.
Jay M. Enoch and Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan of the school of Optometry at the University of California in their paper “Duplication of unique optical effects of ancient Egyptian lenses from the IV/V Dynasties: lenses fabricated 2620±2400 BC or roughly 4600 years ago” Write
“Because of both quality of performance (and, hence, quality of fabrication), and complexity in design, we regard it highly doubtful that the lenses coupled to eye structures in antique Egyptian statues were the first lenses created, even though they are ca. 4600 years old.”
The only other ancient lens I am aware of of similar antiquity is the Nimrud lens which is believed to be c 3000 years old. Is there a potential Mesopotamia Egypt link here for the Creation of lenses?