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11 October 2004

How does a contact lens work?

They’re hard to see, but can have an almost miraculous effect on your quality of life. But how do contact lenses work, exactly

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They’re hard to see, but can have an almost miraculous effect on your quality of life. But how do contact lenses work, exactly?

Contact lenses are little works of art, delicately crafted thin optical discs, worn directly on the eye. They’re held in place by a layer of tears.

The lens acts as an extension of the eye itself, correcting aberrations that cause a variety of defects.

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