Sometimes, cocaine and a muscle-hook were involved.
A blogger for Scientific America writes –- eventually -- about gender-differences in eyecare but the lengthy intro to her piece shares some fascinating nuggets from the distant history of the contact lens. August Müller was a 25-year-old medical student when he fashioned his first lenses in 1889, she writes, dabbing his eyes with a bit of cocaine to make insertion more comfortable. German ophthalmologist Adolph Eugene Fick got the title, “father of the contact lens” with his invention a year earlier. Fick’s lenses were made of heavy brown glass from the bottom of test tubes, and required a muscle-hook to insert.
Hear What the Industry Thinks About the Ultimate Lens Package by Essilor
Eye care professionals, patients, and Essilor sales consultants shared their feedback on the Ultimate Lens Package. Watch to see why they believe the innovation behind the lens can make the difference for your practice and for your patients. For more information on the Ultimate Lens Package, contact an Essilor Sales Consultant or click here.