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.
References in periodicals archive ?
In November 2018, scientists in Belgium and Japan along with SEED, which is a Japan-based maker of contact lenses have developed soft smart contact lens with an integrated RF antenna, LED microchip, and stretchable interconnections.
Konne, M.P.H., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues conducted two surveys to examine contact lens education about nine recommendations.
[USPRwire, Wed Aug 14 2019] Extended Wear Contact Lens: Market Insights With technological advancement the material and designs of the contact lens has enhanced, with flexibility and choices.
"Daily wear lenses are the best option for contact lens wearers but they are not manufactured for repeated use, so be strict to wear them daily.
Clerio's multifocal contact lens product is currently in clinical development and is expected to be on the market in the next 18 months.
It is also useful for the whole practice team to be aware of contact lens protocols so that they can pick up possible signs of non-compliance through inconsistent ordering of new supplies or conversations in the waiting room.
Specsavers, in Market Street, has introduced the recycling programme which allows customers to drop off their used contact lens pots, pods, packaging and even the lenses themselves into store, for both monthly reusable and daily disposable contact lenses.
In theory, children can wear them from any age, even as newborn babies if needed - if a newborn baby is born with a congenital cataract, the baby's natural lens will be removed within a few months of birth and the baby will wear a contact lens until they're old enough to have a lens implanted.
The team from the University College London (UCL) found that the risk of developing the disease Acanthamoeba keratitis was more than three times greater amongst people with poor contact lens hygiene, people who did not always wash and dry their hands before handling their lenses, reported health news.
For current contact lens users, 83 percent of wearers agree that these lenses feel so comfortable they almost forget they are wearing lenses.
Practicing proper contact lens hygiene is important for keeping contact lens wearers' eyes healthy.