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Robert J Takach
(207) 945-4474
12 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Paul Rush Moulton
(207) 945-3619
5 Grove St
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Garth Allen Wilbanks
(207) 947-6743
885 Union St
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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DeBorah S Hoffert
(207) 945-4474
12 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Charles Marquez OD
Penobscot Eye Care
(207) 942-2015
51 Washington St # A
Bangor, ME
 
John Theodore Bowman
(207) 945-6200
1 Ridgewood Dr
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Jeffrey Jay Jordan
(207) 947-6743
885 Union St
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Cynthia Amanda Self
(207) 947-6743
885 Union St
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Paul Moulton MD
(207) 945-3619
5 Grove St
Bangor, ME
 
Mc Leod Optical Co
(207) 947-2915
157 Park St # 4
Bangor, ME
 
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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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