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  • All About Contacts

    As contact lens use has steadily increased over the years, many different kinds of contact lenses have been developed to meet the needs and wants of lens wearers. The information provided in this section is intended to give you a basic understanding of the types of contacts that are available today, as well as a description of the lens care options.

    Surprisingly, contact lenses themselves are nothing new. In fact, as early as 1508 Leonardo da Vinci sketched and described several different forms of lenses. Three hundred and eighty years later German glassblower F.E. Muller created the first practical eye covering. In 1945, The American Optometric Association (AOA) recognized contact lens fitting as an integral part of the practice of optometry, and the soft contact lens became available in the United States in 1971.

    Since then, there have been many changes and improvements in the field of contact lenses, from tinted and bifocal lenses to high-tech materials and daily disposables. Despite the latest in technological advancements, each type of lens still requires proper use and care to provide optimal safety and performance. Read on for a general overview of the lens options available today. And remember, if you wear soft contact lenses, regardless of what type of soft contact lens it is, PuriLens Plus Saline is the cleaning and disinfection solution that's right for you.