contact lens

noun

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 Williams was rushed to an area hospital where doctors opened her eye and removed her contact lens, according to reports. David Aaro, Fox News, "Michigan woman glues eye shut after mistaking nail glue for eye drops: report," 23 Apr. 2021 The contact lens will offload processing tasks there to the GPU and CPU, and, thanks to its close proximity, the compute pack will stream visual content to the lens with almost no lag. John Koetsier, Forbes, "Mojo Vision Will Power Its Smart Contact Lens With An External Compute Pack," 21 Mar. 2021 All sandwiched, of course, inside a safe, comfortable, prescription contact lens. John Koetsier, Forbes, "Mojo Vision Will Power Its Smart Contact Lens With An External Compute Pack," 21 Mar. 2021 Hattori’s father surmised that his son was having trouble seeing anything, on account of a lost contact lens. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, "The Muddled History of Anti-Asian Violence," 1 Mar. 2021 In some cases, like nearsightedness, updating your glasses or contact lens prescription may correct the problem. Beth Krietsch, SELF, "10 Night Driving Safety Tips You Should Know for Future Road Trips," 14 Dec. 2020 The pair no longer venture near a contact lens store to avoid further aggravating the staff there. David Pierson, Los Angeles Times, "Singapore’s Red Ants are here to remind (and occasionally shame) you about mask-wearing," 19 Nov. 2020 After struggling with his eyesight for years, Hershoff discovered a special type of contact lens called scleral lenses which helped him enormously. Marika Gerken, CNN, "This Florida man invented a robot that inserts and removes your contact lenses for you," 8 Nov. 2020 So: exit the fembots of Trump’s White House, with their long blond blowouts, cloned from an atom of Ivanka’s tinted contact lens. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, "Kamala Harris Makes History," 8 Nov. 2020

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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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6 May 2021

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“Contact lens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contact%20lens. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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contact lens

noun

English Language Learners Definition of contact lens

: a thin piece of round plastic that is worn on the eye to improve vision

contact lens

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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

contact lens

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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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