Definition of Contact lens

1. Noun. A thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication.

Exact synonyms: Contact
Generic synonyms: Lens, Lens System, Lense

Definition of Contact lens

1. Noun. A thin lens, made of flexible or rigid plastic, that is placed directly on to the eye to correct vision, used as an alternative to spectacles, or, if coloured, to change one's eye color cosmetically. ¹

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Medical Definition of Contact lens

1. A lens that fits over the cornea and sclera or cornea only; used to correct refractive errors. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Contact lens

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Code of Federal Regulations: Food and Drugs by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... contact lens. (2) When used as specified in the ... to the contact lens in which the colon additive is used. (c) Labeling. ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"contact lens inserter/remover. Low-vision magnifier. Ptosis crutch. ... Rigid gas permeable contact lens. Rigid gas permeable contact lens cane products. ..."

3. Digest of Education Statistics (1999) edited by Thomas D. Snyder (2000)
"Macular contact lens examination or the posterior pole reveals several punctate areas of RPE hypo-pigmentation with new subtle adjacent RPE hyper- ..."

4. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1996-1997 by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"To fit contact lenses, dispensing opticians measure eye shape and size, select the type of contact lens material, and prepare work orders specifying the ..."

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