Contact Lenses Detroit Lakes MN

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James Raymond Spenningsby
(218) 847-0395
1131 Jackson Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Wal-mart Stores Inc
(218) 847-7245
1583 Highway 10 W
Detroit Lakes, MN
Services
Optometrist

Jerrys Optical
(218) 847-2127
830 Washington Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
Services
Optometrist

LeslieR. Masciarelli-Kisch,O.D.
(218) 847-8021
Optical Eyedeas,918 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN
 
Meritcare Medical Group
(218) 846-2000
1245 Washington Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
Services
Optometrist

ElizabethMcLemore,O.D.
Morrison Eye Care,1244 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN
 
Optical Eyedeas
(218) 847-8021
918 Washington Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
Services
Optometrist

Vista Acquisition Llc
(218) 847-9472
818 Washington Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
Services
Optometrist

Pelican River Optical
(218) 847-5663
1131 Jackson Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
Services
Optometrist

Morrison Eye Care Optometrist PA
(218) 847-2020
1135 Washington Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
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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