You may believe contact lenses you wear every day are a modern invention, but the fact is that it was Leonardo da Vinci, who had first produced the sketches of the human eye optics in 1508. As hard-to-believe as it may seem, this Italian polymath introduced the phenomenon of the tiny items that could be possibly placed directly in the eye. A lot of people nowadays tend to believe Leo’s ideas finally led to the contact lenses’ development over 350 years afterward.
In 1827, English astronomer John Hershel came up with an idea to make a mold of a human eye. These items would be used to support the corrective lenses production that would conform the person’s eye front. However, it was more than half a century ago that someone proposed the idea of the actual production of the lenses, and it’s pretty controversial. Continue reading