Meaning of “contact lens” in the English Dictionary

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"contact lens" in British English

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contact lensnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒn.tækt ˌlenz/ us /ˈkɑːn.tækt ˌlenz/ also contact

C2 a small round curved piece of transparent plastic, worn on the surface of the eye to improve your sight:

I usually wear contact lenses, but I sometimes wear glasses when my eyes are tired.

(Definition of “contact lens” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"contact lens" in American English

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contact lensnoun [ C ]

/ˈkɑn·tækt ˈlenz/

a small, round, curved piece of transparent material, esp. plastic, that fits on the surface of an eye to improve sight:

I need new contact lenses.

(Definition of “contact lens” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)