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  • Elephant gets contact lenses


    An elephant in Amsterdam's zoo has made history after being fitted with a jumbo-sized contact lens following an eye injury, a statement said Monday.

    "Win Thida is the first elephant in Europe with a contact lens," the Artis zoo said on its website.

    The 44-year-old Asian elephant accidently scratched its left cornea while playing and the eye was constantly watering. The procedure lasted about an hour, the statement said.
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    1. rpm's Avatar
      rpm -
      An elephant in Amsterdam's zoo has made history after being fitted with a jumbo-sized contact lens following an eye injury, a statement said Monday.

      "Win Thida is the first elephant in Europe with a contact lens," the Artis zoo said on its website.
    1. Looney's Avatar
      Looney -
      Wait what!? How the hell can they tell if he can see better with or without the contact lense? Am I missing something here?
    1. dequadin's Avatar
      dequadin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Looney View Post
      Wait what!? How the hell can they tell if he can see better with or without the contact lense? Am I missing something here?
      Apparently it's more for protection than vision. (source)
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