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By editor
February 18, 2016

One of the biggest events in the history of contact lenses was the invention of the first hydrophilic ("water-loving") soft contact lens material by Czech chemists Otto Wichterle and Drahoslav Lim in 1959. Their discovery led to the 1971 launch of the first FDA-approved soft contact lenses in the United States here in Rochester at Bausch & Lomb.

Contact Lenses, Eye care, Uncategorized


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