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.

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That includes the classic contact lens mistake of sleeping in them. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Entirely Preventable Eye Injuries Doctors See Way Too Often," 1 Nov. 2018 Your contacts need to fit your eyes properly, which is why your doctor does a thorough examination of your eyes before writing your contact lens prescription. Korin Miller, SELF, "7 Things That Can Cause Irritated, Scratchy Eyes," 29 June 2018 Theft, Etta Boulevard: A woman reported a package containing a child's contact lens stolen from her doorstep where it had been delivered at 5:25 p.m. Dec. 7. Brian Lisik/special To,, "Man accuses other workers of damaging work van: Brunswick Police Blotter," 12 Dec. 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of contact lens

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

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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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