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Contact Lenses Coos Bay OR

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Dennis E Ottemiller
(541) 756-2584
3585 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Jane Gilbert
(541) 756-2584
3585 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Debra A Graham
(541) 756-2584
3585 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Coos Bay Vision Center Inc
(541) 267-4224
986 Central Ave
Coos Bay, OR
Services
Optometrist

Coos Bay Vision Center
(541) 267-4224
P.O. BOX 329
Coos Bay, OR
 
Jon Kintner
(541) 756-2584
3585 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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John T Flaxel
(541) 756-2584
3585 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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National Vision Inc
(541) 267-7877
1020 S 1st St
Coos Bay, OR
Services
Optometrist

Coos Bay Vision Ctr
(541) 267-4224
986 Central Ave
Coos Bay, OR
 
Joanne Hammar
(541) 756-5712
2520 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
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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