contact lens


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contact lens

n.
A thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the cornea of the eye to correct various vision defects.

contact lens

n
(Medicine) a thin convex lens, usually of plastic, which floats on the layer of tears in front of the cornea to correct defects of vision

con′tact lens`


n.
either of a pair of small plastic disks that are held in place over the cornea by surface tension, to correct vision defects inconspicuously.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contact lens - a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medicationcontact lens - a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
lens, lens system, lense - a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
Translations
عَدَسات لاصِقَهعدسةعدسة لاقصة
kontaktní čočky
kontaktlinse
piilolinssi
kontaktlencse
augnlinsa
kontaktné šošovky
kontaktna leča
kontaktlins
göz içi merceği

contact lens

n (-es (pl)) → lente f a contatto

contact

(ˈkontӕkt) noun
1. physical touch or nearness. Her hands came into contact with acid; Has she been in contact with measles?
2. communication. I've lost contact with all my old friends; We have succeeded in making (radio) contact with the ship; How can I get in contact with him?
3. a person with influence, knowledge etc which might be useful. I made several good contacts in London.
4. (a place where) a wire etc carrying electric current (may be attached). the contacts on the battery.
5. a person who has been near someone with an infectious disease. We must trace all known contacts of the cholera victim.
6. a person or thing that provides a means of communicating with someone. His radio is his only contact with the outside world.
verb
to get in touch with in order to give or share information etc. I'll contact you by telephone.
contact lens
a small plastic lens on the eyeball worn, instead of spectacles, to improve sight.
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Always carry your contact lens case along with a bottle of multi-purpose solutions to have a safe place to store your lenses
The ministry attributed much of the gains to the top-notch R and D efforts of domestic contact lens companies.
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Encouraging adolescents to adopt healthy contact lens wear and care habits might help them maintain healthy habits into adulthood.
CDC is releasing these new data to coincide with Contact Lens Health Week, August 21-25.
And among the reports that included the term "ulcer" or "keratitis," which is an inflammation of the cornea, more than a quarter included a modifiable factor associated with an increased risk for contact lens-related infections, such as sleeping in contact lenses or poor contact lens hygiene.
As a market leader in the contact lens category, with over 60 percent of the market share, we are committed to provide best-in-class and innovative solutions to our customers at affordable prices.
On the other hand, Samsung publicly disclosed in a patent application that they would create a contact lens that enshrines a mini camera inside the lens, according to Sammobile.
The majority of wearers keep their contact lens cases for longer than recommended (82.
Combined the sales accounted for 84% of total contact lens sales in 2013.
Unfortunately, many of these students do not adhere to the medical instructions that accompany contact lens use, leading to very real medical problems," she said.