A glimpse of the 1980s

Andrew King offers a review of the 1985 Bausch + Lomb Guide to Contact Lenses

It is hard to imagine life without certain modern innovations. In general life, the internet and the ubiquitous smartphone are assuredly two such examples.

In the field of contact lens visual correction, the introduction of disposable lenses had a comparable impact in that it completely altered the endeavours and experiences of both practitioners and lens wearers.

A disposable contact lens might be said to be a lens which is only intended to be worn for a specific short period of time (ie a day) and then removed and discarded after use.

The intention is to reduce the opportunity for harmful bacteria to inhabit the lens surfaces and to eliminate or reduce the need for cumbersome cleaning and disinfecting procedures.

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