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All About Contacts

A contact lens is a corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic lens usually placed on the cornea of the eye. Leonardo puttingincontact2da Vinci is credited with describing and sketching the first ideas for contact lenses in 1508, but it was more than 300 years later before contact lenses were actually fabricated and worn on the eye.

Below we’ve collected a library of contact lens related information. We invite you to browse these pages to better understand how your contact lenses work, the types of lenses out there, how contacts can help with various vision conditions and more.

  • An overview of how the eye works, how to protect your eyes, a glossary of eye care term and information about healthy sight. These are all important topics that affect your vision whether you are a contact lens wearer or not. 
  • Have a question about contact lenses? Find the basics here.
  • Keep your contacts in top form with helpful care and cleaning information.
  • Did you know Leonardo da Vinci was the first person to think of the concept of a contact lens?  The history of this popular type of eyewear is fascinating.
  • Contact lenses can be classified in one of three ways: Function, Material or Replacement Schedule. Learn about the many types of contents available on the market today.
  • Contact lenses offer advantages in the areas of sports and self-esteem. But when is your child old enough for contacts?
  • Whether you have astigmatism, far or nearsightedness or even presbyopia, contact lenses could be for you. Learn about the most common vision conditions and ways that contact lenses can help.
  • Having healthy eyes is very important. Eye strain from computers, allergies and playing sports are all common issues that contact lens wearers should be aware of.