Pretty in Pink Contact LensesWritten by Tim Gorman
Want a different eye color than one you were born with? No longer does anyone have to be satisfied with what biology gave them. Pink contact lenses, along with other colors, have found their way into market and they are making quite a splash! Pink contact lenses are mainly worn for cosmetic purposes and generally are not for those needing a prescription to improve eyesight problems. Although it must be said that pink contact lenses still must be fitted by a professional eye care specialist and all lens wearers must follow same cleaning procedures as regular contact lens wearers do. Pink contact lenses are in a category all their own- meant for effect and to alter one's eye appearance, say for example for a special night out. Many people go pretty in pink contact lens route just because they want to show some variety and have some fun.
The Origin of Contact LensesWritten by Tim Gorman
There is much debate about who invented concept of contact lenses but this is what we do know. Back in 1508 Leonardo da Vinci made sketches of a rough version of what a lens for eye would look like. Then in 1632 Rene Descartes came up with idea of a contact lens for cornea. In 1801, building upon Descartes' earlier idea, a man named Thomas Young came up with a way to repair his own flawed vision using a glass tube filled with water and fashioned with a microscopic lens on other end. Contact lenses were already beginning to take shape. During years 1887 and 1888 more progress was made with contact lenses. The first contact lenses to be made completely out of glass were invented by three men by names of A. Eugen Fick, Edouard Kalt and August Muller. Although these lenses were a step in right direction of progress, they tended to be anything but comfortable and corrected only a small amount of vision problems.