Facts About Contact Lenses: See the Unseen!

Facts About Contact Lenses

October 25, 2023


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facts about contact lenses

Whether you're a seasoned contact lens wearer, or new to the world of vision correction; join us on a journey to discover all the facts about contact lenses.

You'll learn enlightening truths about contacts that you'll find both informative and astonishing.

From the quirky to the quintessential, we've got a treasure trove of information that will make you view contact lenses in a whole new light.

Let's take a look!

15 Fun Facts About Contact Lenses

We're about to unveil some entertaining nuggets of knowledge that will have you looking at your lenses with newfound appreciation.

Ready to be wowed? Check out these fun facts!

  1. Time travelers: Believe it or not, the concept of contact lenses goes way back in contact lens history. Leonardo da Vinci is credited with the original idea in the 16th century, but the first wearable lenses weren't made until the 1880s.
  2. Ancient ambition: The earliest glass contact lenses from the late 19th century were quite bulky and could only be worn for a few hours. Today's contacts are a breeze in comparison.
  3. Hollywood glam: Contacts made a splash in early color films, with actors using them to change eye color dramatically. Those early lenses were glass and could only be worn briefly.
  4. Mass appeal: The first corneal contact lens, developed in 1949, became widely popular by the 1960s.
  5. Out of this world: Our research indicates that astronauts use contact lenses in space! They help with vision clarity during missions, proving contacts aren't just earthbound.
  6. Mini reservoirs: Some soft lenses are like tiny sponges. They're made of hydrogel, a material that can hold up to 75% water, which is essential for comfort. This makes it an exceptional contact lens material.
  7. Diverse palette: Contacts aren't just for vision correction; they're fashion statements too! Colored contacts come in various colors and even quirky designs like glow-in-the-dark (under UV light)— the perfect finishing touch to your Halloween costume.

colored contact lens8. Creature comforts: It's not just humans who can wear contacts. They've been used in animals from dogs and cats to horses, improving vision or treating eye diseases.

9. Sneaky peek: The future is here with smart contact lenses. They're being developed to monitor health conditions like diabetes by measuring glucose levels and even offer augmented reality.

10. Global community: Approximately 125 million people globally wear contact lenses, with a strong preference for soft lenses. Interestingly, two-thirds of these wearers are female, and the average age is 31.

11. Safety first: Despite fears, contact lenses are incredibly safe. Only 1 out of 500 people will likely get a serious eye infection from wearing contacts.

12. Confidence boost: Based on our observations, people who wear contact lenses tend to have higher self-esteem than those who wear glasses, particularly among teens.

contact lenses facts13. Innovative comfort: Our findings show that the breakthrough of silicone hydrogel in 1998 marked a significant advancement in contact lens technology, offering improved fluid transportation and increased oxygen exchange, effectively reducing hypoxia.

14. Versatile vision: Contact lenses can help with a range of conditions, including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia, with brands of multifocal contact lenses, like Proclear multifocal contacts, correcting both far and near-sighted vision errors.

15. Sun protection: Contact lenses can be worn with sunglasses to correct vision and shield your eyes from harmful UV rays simultaneously. Likewise, some brands like ACUVUE OASYS come with UV protection baked in!

Conclusion

From their humble beginnings sketched in Da Vinci's notebooks to their modern iterations that enhance millions of lives worldwide, contact lenses have a rich history filled with innovation and surprises.

These tiny marvels correct various vision issues, offer a comfortable alternative to glasses, and even serve medical and aesthetic purposes beyond mere vision correction. At Fresh Lens, we're proud to continue this tradition of innovation and convenience.

Ready to dive into the world of contact lenses with a company that prioritizes your vision and comfort? Peruse our vast collection at Fresh Lens, where your vision is our focus.

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Customer Reviews

I will definitely be ordering from you again fresh lens!! I can't believe how fast I got them, even with the standard delivery! Thank you so much for being awesome!! One happy customer right here!!

I can't stop talking about your company! Thank you for the awesome customer service and quick delivery all the way here in Texas!

couldn't be happier with my ordering experience! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Second time ordering from this company. Excellent product. No issues. Will be placing future orders.

Very pleased with shipping as well as product, price is also great

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