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

  1. She wears contact lenses more often than glasses.

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First Known Use of contact lens

1888

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CONTACT LENS Defined for English Language Learners

contact lens

Definition of contact lens for English Language Learners

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


CONTACT LENS Defined for Kids

contact lens

noun

Definition of contact lens for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

contact lens

noun con·tact lens \ ˌkän-ˌtakt- \

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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