With unique doodle, Google pays birthday tributes to Otto Wichterle, inventor of contact lens

Google on Wednesday paid tributes with a unique doodle to Czech chemist Otto Wichterle, who is known to have invented the modern soft contact lens – now used by an estimated 140 million people around the world for their eyesight needs. Today, i.e. October 27, marks Wichterle’s 108th birth anniversary, an occasion which called for the doodle that, according to Google, would enlighten netizens with fresh insight on the scientist, regardless of whether they themselves are contact lens users.



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