Contact Lenses Des Moines IA

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George Bryan Clavenna
(515) 271-1732
3200 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA
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Ophthalmology

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Louis Henry Fingerman
(515) 699-5999
3600 30th St
Des Moines, IA
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Ophthalmology

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Syed Ejaz Husain
(515) 243-1580
1212 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA
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Ophthalmology

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Adam Goddard
(515) 241-6266
1415 Woodland Ave
Des Moines, IA
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Ophthalmology

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Michael James Versackas
(515) 243-1580
1212 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA
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Ophthalmology

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Barbara E Evans
(515) 281-0902
400 Locust St
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Chris K Denouden
(515) 266-5353
1300 Des Moines St
Des Moines, IA
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Ophthalmology

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Mithra Gonzalez
(515) 241-6266
1415 Woodland Ave
Des Moines, IA
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Ophthalmology

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Naveen Agha Husain
(515) 243-1580
1212 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA
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Ophthalmology

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Emad R Shenouda
(515) 988-1608
1111 E Army Post Rd.
Des Moines, IA
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Ophthalmology

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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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