Contact Lenses Corvallis OR

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David T Huang
(541) 754-1150
444 Nw Elks Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Sally R Byrd
(541) 754-1150
444 Nw Elks Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Bruce W Madsen
(511) 926-5848
2715 Willetta St Sw
Albany, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Corvallis Eye Care
(541) 752-9606
P.O. BOX 953
Corvallis, OR
 
Valley Eye Care
(541) 754-6222
1505 NW Harrison Blvd
Corvallis, OR
 
Sandra J Hufsmith
(541) 754-1415
2294 Nw Kings Blvd
Corvallis, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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John D Lees
(541) 926-5848
2715 Willetta St Sw Ste B
Albany, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Darrell E Genstler
(541) 928-1667
2700 14th Ave Se
Albany, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Crotty Douglas P
(541) 757-1120
P.O. BOX 926
Corvallis, OR
 
Ed Charles Baer OD
(541) 752-9606
2117 Nw Fillmore Ave
Corvallis, OR
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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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