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Brief history of contact lenses

The first contact lens was made by German physiologist Adolf Fick in 1887. Fick’s lens was made of glass and was a so-called scleral lens because it covered the sclera, the white part of the eye. By 1912, another optician, Carl Zeiss, had developed a…


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Contact lenses F.A.Q.

How do I order my replacement contact lenses through Optica La Mar? Replacing your contact lenses has never been easier! All we need is your prescription information, which you will be prompted to give when you place your order. What if I don’t know my…


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Some facts about contacts

A contact lens (also known simply as a “contact”) is a corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic lens usually placed on the cornea of the eye. Contact lenses usually serve the same corrective purpose as conventional glasses, but are lightweight and virtually invisible — many commercial lenses…


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More about photochromic lenses

Photochromic lenses change from light to dark depending on the amount of ultraviolet light they are exposed to. Early photochromics were strictly glass lenses, but today, you can choose from regular plastic, polycarbonate and high-index glass and plastic. Thirty-five years after their invention, traditional PhotoGray…


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Sight defects: Causes and treatments

Many people suffering from sight defects wish to be able to see well without their “optical crutches”. For many decades, glasses and contact lenses were the only means to compensate sight defects but, for some years now, there is a new possibility besides these instruments…


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Seeing and everything connected with it

The eye is one of the most complex and, at the same time, one of the most efficient developments of creation. It encloses all optical regularities, which the scientists and the inventors of the first cameras and telescopes had to work out with difficulties through…


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