Contact lenses are incredibly popular nowadays, but have you ever thought about their origins?
As you’ll discover below, the development of contact lenses is a fascinating story filled with inspiration, perseverance – and timing.
The Da Vinci Codex
Go back more than 500 centuries to the year 1508 where contact lenses were first born.
The same year that Leonardo da Vinci introduced the concept of contact lenses in his Codex of the eye, Manual D.
In the book, he sketched ideas for vision correction through a contact lens/water combination. It’s believed that his inspiration for these ideas was from noticing