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hard lens

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noun
  1. a contact lens of rigid plastic or silicon, exerting light pressure on the cornea of the eye, used for correcting various vision problems including astigmatism.
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British Dictionary definitions for hard lens

hard lens

noun
  1. a rigid plastic lens which floats on the layer of tears in front of the cornea, worn to correct defects of visionCompare gas-permeable lens, soft lens
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