When were the first contact lenses invented?

Answer Although Leonardo da Vinci first thought of the idea of corrective lenses worn directly on the eye in 1508, contact lenses were not actually produced then. Glassblower F.A. Muller produced the firs... Read More »

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Who invented soft contact lenses?

According to, soft contact lenses were invented by Otto Wichterle, a Czech scientist. In 1961, Wichterle used a homemade device made of an old phonograph and an erector set in order to c... Read More »

When were colored contact lenses invented?

Colored contact lenses originated in 1981 by a company known as Ciba Vision. Inspired by the development of soft lenses in the late 1970s, Ciba Vision developed the first visibly tinted soft lenses... Read More »

Where can I go to get a contact fitting and contact lenses?

An optician, an optical store can sure help you. You don't need to know anything but only how to take care and apply your lenses. It can discomfort your eyes for the first few days you put. You hav... Read More »

I accidentally used hydrogen peroxide cleaner for contact lenses on my contact lens. Did it ruin my lens?

It is a little unclear what happened, it sounds like you used peroxide contact cleaner for re-wetting solution or something like that. This stuff is made to clean contacts, how could it ruin them, ... Read More »