Because of recent developments which have added to the comfort of the patient and the widespread publicity given to this new device for correcting ametropia, contact lenses deserve the careful and thorough consideration of the ophthalmologist. He will be asked many times in the near future the uses to which these invisible lenses may be put, the comfort with which they may be worn, the chance of injury through breakage, how long they have been used, how they work, what chance there is for irritation, how they are inserted and removed and other questions which only the ingenuity of a patient aroused by curiosity could conceive.
Contact lenses, while originally designed to correct keratoconus, have been suggested and used for many conditions other than that for which they were principally intended.
They have been used as a protective covering for the cornea in cases of entropion, trichiasis, keratitis e lagophtalmo,
T. E. OBRIG. FITTING OF CONTACT LENSES FOR PERSONS WITH AMETROPIAEVOLUTION AND MODERN TECHNIC. Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;17(6):1089–1120. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850060145015