Current Status
Not Enrolled
Get Started
This course is currently closed
You are accessing a expired course

The Technology of Contact Lenses

Debra Bennett

Debra Bennett has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The content and format of this course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service.

Course Description

Contact lenses are a modern technology with a historical perspective. First conceptually illustrated by Leonardo DaVinci, these tiny lenses were not actualized for centuries. Today’s technology is based upon early lenses that were extremely uncomfortable at best and dangerous at worst. The contact lenses of just twenty years ago have been rapidly redesigned, replaced and all but forgotten. Experimental contact lenses that are in early testing phases, or conceptual design right now, indicate a bright future for the contact lens industry.

Course Objectives

  • Identify and understand contact lens development and innovation
  • Compare the designs and construction of different contact lenses
  • Recommend based on this information