The Technology of Contact Lenses
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.
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.
- Identify and understand contact lens development and innovation
- Compare the designs and construction of different contact lenses
- Recommend based on this information