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(Hi)story behind contact lenses

  • The contact lenses were first made by Otto Wichterle.
  • He started working on them in his laboratory, but after years of no success, the university stopped giving him money, so he had to work on them at home.
  • He made the first model with kids building kit „Merkur“ and dynamo from his son‘s bike… Want to know more? Download the presentation here.
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