The Google Doodle honors Otto Wichterle, On the 108th anniversary of his birth, Google Doodle paid honor to Czech chemist Otto Wichterle, who produced Soft contact lenses. As a representation of eyesight, the Google Doodle depicts Otto Wichterle holding a soft contact lense on his fingertips while light is reflected to form the Google logo in the background.
Wichterle was born in the Czech Republic on October 27, 1913. (then, Austria-Hungary). Wichterle graduated from the Prague Institute of Chemical Technology with a doctorate in organic chemistry in 1936. (ICT). During the 1950s, he worked as a lecturer at his alma university while. Creating an absorbent and translucent gel for ocular implants.
The Google Doodle honors Otto Wichterle, A makeshift contraption built with a children’s building kit. A bicycle dynamo belonging to one of his boys, and a bell transformer succeeded in manufacturing the first four hydrogel contact lenses in 1961. Wichterle ultimately succeeded on Christmas afternoon, with the help of his wife Linda and the machine on his kitchen table. He tried the lenses in his own eyes and found them to be pleasant, despite the fact that they were the wrong power.
As a result, he devised a novel method of lens production based on centrifugal casting. He finished his patent application a few days later and used spin casting to make over 100 lenses.
Wichterle was chosen the first President of the Academy of the Czech Republic following the country’s creation in 1993. He is the creator of numerous patents and a lifetime researcher. On August 18, 1998, Wichterle passed away. In a blog post, Google wished Otto Wichterle a happy birthday and thanked him for “helping the globe see eye to eye!”
According to the US Food and Drug Administration, there are two types of contact lenses: soft and hard gas permeable (RGP).
The average age of contact lens wearers worldwide is 31 years old.
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