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Contact Lenses Beckley WV

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Lewis William Gravely
(304) 253-1210
413 Carriage Drive
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Taoufik A Sadat
(304) 252-4216
22 Mallard Ct
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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JohnC. Bailes,O.D.
(304) 252-0227
John C. Bailes, O.D.,1816 Harper Road
Beckley, WV
 
MarkE. Holliday,O.D.
(304) 252-1299
1928 Harper Road
Beckley, WV
 
CharlesB. Waitkus,O.D.
(304) 253-8822
Waitkus Eye Center,624 Neville Street
Beckley, WV
 
Henry P Gosiene
(304) 252-4216
22 Mallard Ct
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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DavidR. Holliday,O.D.
(304) 252-1299
Beckley Vision Center,1928 Harper Road
Beckley, WV
 
David Hunt MD
Retina Consultants
(304) 252-2558
250 George St
Beckley, WV
 
NormanD. Castle,O.D.
(304) 252-1050
229 Market Road
Beckley, WV
 
DanielJ. Holovic,O.D.
(304) 255-2121
Beckley VA Medical Center,200 Veterans Avenue
Beckley, WV
 
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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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