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Synonyms for lens

genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods: lentils

(metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood

biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye

electronic equipment that uses a magnetic or electric field in order to focus a beam of electrons

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The most common method of contact lens correction for presbyopia is called "monovision," in which one lens is fitted for close-up vision and the other for distance vision.
In my third example (far right), I used a long telephoto lens to compress a rain-swept landscape just outside California's Sonora Pass, and thereby to change its appearance and meaning by rearranging my subjects in space.
The technology aims to prevent eye infections to the benefit of the world's 100 million contact lens wearers.
If you're in sandy, dusty areas, keep the lens covers on and the binoculars in your pocket and out of the elements.
This produces a rounded lens with a small focal length, so the drop can focus light only to a point near itself.
Although there has been no documented case, it is possible, Fierson said, for the HIV virus to be transmitted through an unsterilized contact lens.
Our second example, which I photographed in Bagan, Myanmar (above left), illustrates how a wide-angle lens can fit large subjects into a picture, even in tight spaces.
Cathey and Dowski began by imagining any scene observed through a lens as a mosaic of tiny points of illumination.
Cavanagh's latest research has demonstrated that the more oxygen that passes through a soft contact lens, the fewer bacteria get a chance to stick to the eye's surface cells and cause trouble.
Varioptic is the world leader in liquid lens technology supplying liquid lens solutions to meet optical autofocus requirements for a wide range of markets.
Each rabbit wore a coated lens in one eye and an uncoated lens in the other eye.
A revolutionary contact lens allows more oxygen than ever to reach the eye, lowering risk of infection and allowing the wearer to keep them in around-the clock weeks longer, research shows.
LYON, France -- Varioptic, the liquid lens company, announces today the launch of the first liquid lens auto focus camera module - AFCM MI285.
Contact Lens Market (Gas Permeable Contact Lens and Soft Contact Lens) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019 http://www.
Of course, the lens always seemed to get lost in a room with wall-to-wall shag carpeting and guests parading about in high heels.