Definition of contact lens in English:

contact lens

noun

  • A thin plastic lens placed directly on the surface of the eye to correct visual defects.

    • ‘With this option, you wear a bifocal contact lens in your nondominant eye and a contact lens set for distance in your dominant eye.’
    • ‘Note that the leaves flip by almost turning inside out - similar to the flipping of a contact lens, plastic lid or the reversal of a torn tennis ball.’
    • ‘Soft sales in the company's contact lens and lens care segments led to an overall decline of 3.4%.’
    • ‘This can either be a pair of spectacles, contact lens or an intraocular lens.’
    • ‘It is difficult to see a clear contact lens in the solution, so for your convenience most corrective lenses have a light blue tint.’
    • ‘At one point, I thought my contact lens had fallen out as I couldn't focus properly, but then I realised this was actually the desired effect.’
    • ‘Should you lose a contact lens, don't crawl around looking for it.’
    • ‘It left him unable to focus without a rigid contact lens which was impractical to insert, for instance, if he was called out in the middle of the night to answer an emergency when every moment counts.’
    • ‘Ivins said the chain was also benefiting from its focus on the contact lens market where it believes the industry's major growth prospects lie.’
    • ‘Your eyeglass or contact lens prescription should be stable for at least one year.’
    • ‘The diameter of the contact lens with respect to the diameter of the cornea is looked at as well.’
    • ‘You would save a lot if you purchased your Halloween lenses from an online contact lens retailer instead.’
    • ‘The contact lens wearer has to be strongly motivated to learn to adapt to this irritant and develop the ocular tolerance necessary for comfortable lens wear.’
    • ‘Protein accumulation on the contact lens can result in eye infection if the lens is not cleaned properly.’
    • ‘Also, from time to time online contact lens retailers put selected lenses on sale, which can get you an even better discount.’
    • ‘All contact lens users must remove and clean their lenses as instructed.’
    • ‘The raw surface of your cornea repairs itself, assisted by a contact lens you wear as a bandage over your eye for three or four days after surgery.’
    • ‘The eyes need to be moved in certain directions but this can easily be done with the contact lens in place.’
    • ‘There was some consternation when Taylor required treatment in the first quarter of the match but this turned out to be no more than a contact lens change and normal service was quickly resumed.’
    • ‘Tate was born with two different colored eyes, she took a lot of teasing coming up and now wears a contact lens to give the appearance that her eyes are the same.’

Pronunciation:

contact lens

/ˈkäntak(t) ˌlenz/