Millions of people all over the world wear contact lenses every day. The first contact lens was made in Germany by Adolph Fick. The lenses were large measuring 21 mm and were made from blown glass. The glass was blown and a solution containing sugar was put around the lenses so that they did not irritate the eyes. While they were big and bulky they set the motion for the design of the modern contact lens so people do not have to worry about glasses.