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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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If using a hydrogen peroxide system, be sure to never put the solution directly into your eyes or on the contact lens without first neutralizing.
Studies have shown that 68% of contact lens wearers suffer from unnecessary discomfort, so we are going to look into a few reasons why this is and how it can be prevented.
ClearLab develops and manufactures a wide range of disposable contact lens products and distributes these lenses in markets outside of the United States.
When a contact lens comes into contact with water, the water is absorbed into the lens and is trapped against the eye, allowing the microbes in the water to attack the surface of the eye.
The report, commissioned by 1-800 Contacts, shows the results of an April 2015 study of 2,000 adult contact lens wearers ages 18-49.
In May 2006 Bausch & Lombs ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution was permanently withdrawn from markets worldwide due to an outbreak of a fungal eye infection.
20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost all of the 41 million estimated contact lens wearers in the United States may be engaging in at least one behavior known to increase their risk of eye infections, according to a report published today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
com's contact lens content section also offers complete information on types of lenses, caring for contacts, contact lenses for hard-to-fit eyes, and solving contact lens discomfort problems.
Johnson & Johnson, Bausch & Lomb, Alcon, and CooperVision, which together control more than 98% of the contact lens market, began using UPP in 2013 to eliminate retailers' ability to offer consumers lower prices and discounts for their contact lenses.
This report, the accompanying commentary and the June 28, 2006, JAMA article, "An Outbreak of Fusarium Keratitis Associated with Contact Lens Wear in Singapore," note widespread noncompliance with recommended contact lens care and cleaning practices.
The dramatic, eye catching and aspirational ads highlight the following message: "Transform your contact lens patients' vision.
Contact lenses can provide many benefits, but they are not risk-free-especially if contact lens wearers take shortcuts and don't take care of their contact lenses and supplies.