Archive for April, 2010

History of Contact Lenses

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. ~ Helen Keller

Although Helen Keller lost her eyesight in January 1882 when she was only 19 months old, this inspiring American author and political activist never lost sight of her vision to perceive the world around her with clarity. Just like Helen Keller, everyone wants to enjoy good vision—especially those depending on visual aids such as contact lenses.

But it wasn’t until 1971 that Bausch & Lomb made soft contact lenses a lifestyle reality for millions to rejoice in a new, improved and convenient way of literally seeing the world again. Now, “contacts” are preferred by many to correct their vision and especially disposable contacts, which are quite affordable and easily acquired from online websites.