Ophthalmology. one of a pair of contact lenses that adjust one eye for farsightedness and the other for nearsightedness, used as an alternative to bifocal lenses.
Retro Words You’ll Probably Never Use Again
Most of these retronyms -- obsolete words and phrases -- are outdated technologies.
A giant eyeball is a Web craze, so what do you call the stuff inside the ball?
Sometimes the Internet community gets a little twitterpated about random stuff. In this case, a 30-foot sculpture of an eyeball in Chicago has transmogrified artist Tony Tasset into an online celebrity. Web searches on “giant eyeball” went bananas. Let’s use this eye mania as an excuse to take a look at some of the wonderful names for the parts of our beloved lamps. Like the zonule of Zinn. What …
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