Did You Know?

The idea for the general principle of a contact lens was made by Leonardo da Vinci in 1508.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) produced the first known sketches (in 1508) that suggested the optics of the human eye could be altered by placing the cornea directly in contact with water.

Many believe da Vinci’s ideas eventually led to the development of contact lenses more than 350 years afterward.

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