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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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Always handle the same lens first to avoid confusing the right and left lenses.
In the United Kingdom over 90% of all contact lens fits are soft lenses worn on a daily wear basis, with approximately three quarters of these being of silicone hydrogel materials.
Presbyopia likely results as the lens is less able to move in your eye to help focus.
For my second example (opposite, top left), I used a telephoto zoom lens set at about 200mm to flatten perspective in this photograph of a row of tombs in a Buddhist cemetery in Pakxe, Laos.
The proton energy for LENS was chosen to be as high as possible without introducing target activation problems.
The START project's key activities are the following animal and human contact lens trials:
Use lens covers when you take your binoculars from a warm area to a cold area.
To shape a lens before hardening it, the Lucent researchers start with a glass slide coated with a conductive film.
One respondent also reported that exposure to sand and wind required officers with contact lenses to take periodic breaks for lens cleaning.
In the first example (above), freelance photographer Jeff Amberg, shooting for SCANA Corporation's Insight magazine, uses a wide-angle lens to emphasize the massive scale of a huge pipe.
As light bouncing off an object passes through the implanted lens, the rays spread slightly outward.
Dowski's idea was to do away with that little dance by inserting an additional lens between the camera's built-in set of lenses and the detector.
If you've had a proper eye exam and a fitting, if your lenses have the same parameters as your normal contact lens, and if you know how to handle them, they can be as safe as the regular lenses.
LYON, France -- Varioptic, the liquid lens company, and Creative Sensor Inc.
Each rabbit wore a coated lens in one eye and an uncoated lens in the other eye.