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Dean M Harms
(515) 232-2450
2020 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Kenneth Earl Talbert
(515) 239-4460
1128 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Linda Jane Lehman
(515) 239-4460
1128 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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MichaelJ. Kruger,O.D.
(515) 232-3451
Ames Eye Clinic,201 10th Street
Ames, IA
 
Vista Vision Lc
(515) 233-5664
2801 Grand Ave Ste 73
Ames, IA
Services
Optometrist

Daniel J Vos
(515) 232-2450
2020 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Louis J Scallon
(515) 232-2450
2020 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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JulieA. Larson,O.D.
3603 547th Ave
Ames, IA
 
MyraN. Mendoza,O.D.
(515) 382-4626
Wolfe Eye Clinic,2020 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
 
Eye Care Optical Llc
(515) 232-2450
1114 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Services
Optometrist

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Contact Lense Materials, Types, History, Care and Wearing Tips

Many are surprised to learn that contact lenses have been around since the late 1920's. However they were made entirely of glass, and covered the entire eye, not just the cornea as they do today. This was uncomfortable to say the least! Even by the 1970's, contact lenses were made of a hard plastic that made it impossible for a patient's eye to receive oxygen to "breathe". The cornea needs to take in oxygen, expel carbon dioxide, and remain wet to function comfortably and properly.

During the 1970's though, new materials were developed for contacts that allowed them to breathe (gas permeable), and function well in a wet environment (hydrophilic). Contact lenses are now quite popular, worn by approximately 30 million people in the USA alone ...

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