contact lenses


contact lenses
small plastic lenses placed directly on the eyes to correct a vision problem (used instead of eyeglasses)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • contact lenses — lenses worn directly against the eye, separated from it only by a film of tear fluid. Corneal microlenses cover only the cornea, while haptic lenses cover some of the surrounding sclera as well. Contact lenses are used mainly in place of glasses… …   Medical dictionary

  • contact lenses — lenses worn directly against the eye, separated from it only by a film of tear fluid. Corneal microlenses cover only the cornea, while haptic lenses cover some of the surrounding sclera as well. Contact lenses are used mainly in place of glasses …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Contact lenses — Lentilles de contact Verres de contact posés avec la face concave vers le haut …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Линзы Контактные (Contact Lenses) — линзы, надеваемые непосредственно на глаз и отделенные от него лишь тонкой пленкой слезной жидкости. Роговичные микролинзы (corneal microlenses)закрывают лишь роговицу глаза, в то время как тактильные линзы (haptic lenses) закрывают также и… …   Медицинские термины

  • hard contact lenses — small non permeable plastic lenses worn on the eye for correcting vision …   English contemporary dictionary

  • soft contact lenses — optical lenses made of a soft material …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Father of Modern Contact Lenses — Otto Wichterle …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • contact — [ kɔ̃takt ] n. m. • 1586; didact. av. XIXe; lat. contactus, rac. tangere « toucher » → tact 1 ♦ Position, état relatif de corps qui se touchent. Contact fugitif, prolongé. Certaines maladies se communiquent par contact direct. ⇒ contagieux.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • contact lens — contact lenses N COUNT: usu pl Contact lenses are small plastic lenses that you put on the surface of your eyes to help you see better, instead of wearing glasses …   English dictionary

  • Contact lens — Contacts redirects here. For the software application, see Address book. A pair of contact lenses, positioned with the concave side facing upward …   Wikipedia


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