Contact Lens History
Originally developed in 1888, contact lenses have a longer history of proven success than most people realize. Becoming especially popular during the last few decades, 24 million Americans have discovered what a wonderful alternative contact lenses are to a traditional pair of eyeglasses.
Besides the obvious benefits of enhancing visual acuity and appearance, contact lenses also improve the performance of visual tasks related to sports and other activities. In addition, they require very little maintenance and are much less cumbersome than glasses.
With recent advancement in technology, contact lenses have become practical for virtually anyone whose vision may be impaired. However, it is important to remember that contact lenses are medical devices that require expert fitting, careful instruction and follow-up care. A trained eye-care professional should administer these services.