Otto Wichterle

About Otto Wichterle

Birth Day: October 27, 1913
Birth Place: Czech Republic
Died On: Aug 18, 1998 (age 84)
Birth Sign: Scorpio

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Otto Wichterle was born on October 27, 1913 in Czech Republic. Czech chemist who invented the first practical soft contact lens.
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Czech Chemist who invented the first practical soft contact lens.

Before Fame

He created the polymer that would go into his lenses, but he shelved it soon after, coming back only when he started to work on contact lenses.


He sold the rights to his patented lenses to the American company Bausch & Lomb for $330,000, but because he worked for the state, he only received $330 from the sale.

Family Life

His father ran a machine factory.

Associated With

He and musician Bedrich Smetana were both famous Czechs.