contact lens
noun Date: 1888 a thin lens designed to fit over the cornea and usually worn to correct defects in vision

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • contact lens — contact ,lens noun count a plastic LENS that you wear in your eye to help you see more clearly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • contact lens — ► NOUN ▪ a thin plastic lens placed directly on the surface of the eye to correct visual defects …   English terms dictionary

  • contact lens — contact .lens n a small round piece of plastic that you put on your eye to help you see clearly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • contact lens — one of a pair of small plastic disks that are held in place over the cornea by surface tension and correct vision defects inconspicuously. Cf. hard lens, intraocular lens, soft lens. [1885 90] * * * Thin artificial lens worn on the surface of the …   Universalium

  • contact lens — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms contact lens : singular contact lens plural contact lenses a plastic lens that you wear in your eye to help you see more clearly …   English dictionary

  • contact lens — 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 ones eye color cosmetically. Syn: contact, lens …   Wiktionary

  • contact lens — (also lens) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ gas permeable, hard, soft ▪ daily wear, disposable ▪ extended wear ▪ tinted …   Collocations dictionary

  • contact lens — sąlytinis lęšis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. contact lens vok. Kontaktlinse, f rus. контактная линза, f pranc. verre de contact, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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