Posts Tagged ‘History’

The History of Contact Lenses


Contact lenses have revolutionized the way we think about and deal with vision problems. Of course, they weren’t invented overnight. In fact, it’s taken a whopping 500+ years to get to the technology to where it is today! In this piece we take a stroll down memory lane to discuss how the grand idea of […]

The History of Contact Lenses

Imagine this; the year is 1888. As you walk around town you suddenly realize that you cannot read a single sign in the windows and have difficulty seeing farther than 40 feet away…you shudder when you think of the weight and discomfort glasses. However, luckily for you, there’s a new product available: contact lenses! Indeed, […]

Interesting Historical Facts About Contact Lenses

The original idea for contact lenses dates all the way back to sketches created by the brilliant Leonardo da Vinci. Half a millennium ago, the genius inventor mapped out plans for altering the refractive power of the eye. Later on, others experimented with modifying refractive powers by looking through both glass and water. And, finally, […]