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Care and advice for contact lens wearers

By Marvyn Elton

Contact lens wearer 

It is believed that the idea of the contact lens came from Leonardo da Vinci and it took over 300 years before the concept was realised, in the form of a piece of blown glass that covered the whole white of the eye.

Corneal contact lenses became available in 1936. By 2008, contact lenses were worn by around 3.5 million people in the UK.

Marvyn Elton discusses salient points for pharmacists
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Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 11023437

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