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 There’s a slew of contact lens brands and types on the market, but some are designed to help people with dry eyes, the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, "8 Contact Lens Rules People With Dry Eyes Should Always Follow," 6 Sep. 2018 For more information, contact Len Gold at gonzo11@roadrunner.com. cleveland, "Beachwood Arts Council announces 2020 events; rock 'n’ roll book author to speak at temple; more: Press Run," 3 Jan. 2020 The problem is that many patients are not adherent, displaying at least one high-risk contact lens behavior, research has shown. Phillip Yuhas, Quartz, "Halloween costume contact lenses aren’t just scary—they’re dangerous," 29 Oct. 2019 The problem is that many patients are not adherent, displaying at least one high-risk contact lens behavior, research has shown. Phillip Yuhas, Quartz, "Halloween costume contact lenses aren’t just scary—they’re dangerous," 29 Oct. 2019 The problem is that many patients are not adherent, displaying at least one high-risk contact lens behavior, research has shown. Phillip Yuhas, Quartz, "Halloween costume contact lenses aren’t just scary—they’re dangerous," 29 Oct. 2019 The problem is that many patients are not adherent, displaying at least one high-risk contact lens behavior, research has shown. Phillip Yuhas, Quartz, "Halloween costume contact lenses aren’t just scary—they’re dangerous," 29 Oct. 2019 These drops slow the progression of myopia without risking infection as a hard contact lens may, Epley said. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "The number of nearsighted kids is soaring — and the reason why may not be what you think," 2 Dec. 2019 The problem is that many patients are not adherent, displaying at least one high-risk contact lens behavior, research has shown. Phillip Yuhas, Quartz, "Halloween costume contact lenses aren’t just scary—they’re dangerous," 29 Oct. 2019

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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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1 Apr 2020

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“Contact lens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contact%20lens. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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More Definitions for contact lens

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

noun

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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