contact lens


Definition of contact lens

: a thin lens designed to fit over the cornea and usually worn to correct defects in vision

Examples of contact lens in a Sentence

She wears contact lenses more often than glasses.
Recent Examples on the Web Backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal, this lash-defining L' Oréal mascara is ophthalmologist-tested, as well as suitable for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 4 Aug. 2022 Mojo Vision has been working on the concept of a smart contact lens since 2015, New Atlas notes. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 6 July 2022 The hope is that a special contact lens may cause the pits to fill in with tears (or moisture), correcting some of the distortion. Jerry Adler, Good Housekeeping, 14 July 2022 There's no firm release date for the Mojo Lens, which could be the first AR contact lens to reach consumers. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 1 July 2022 Interestingly, vision is only part of the plan for this smart contact lens. John Koetsier, Forbes, 18 May 2022 Located in a 250-square-foot strip mall storefront, the museum is tiny but large enough to display some 2,000 artifacts documenting the history of the contact lens. oregonlive, 5 May 2021 Pall says the company is working to make the lens available as soon as possible to contact lens wearers in the US. Emily Mullin, Wired, 30 Mar. 2022 This may be just the start of using the contact lens as a platform for dosing medication. Emily Mullin, Wired, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of contact lens

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of contact lens was in 1888

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10 Aug 2022

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“Contact lens.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition of contact lens

: a thin lens used to correct bad eyesight and worn over the cornea of the eye

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con·​tact lens | \ ˌkän-ˌtakt- How to pronounce contact lens (audio) \

Medical Definition of contact lens

: a thin lens designed to fit over the cornea and usually worn to correct defects in vision


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