Contact Lenses Eagle River AK

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Edward E Crouch, MD
(907) 276-1617
542 W 2nd Ave
Anchorage, AK
Business
Ophthalmic Associates PC
Specialties
Ophthalmology

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Alexander Chi-shun Tsang
(907) 580-1140
5955 Zeamer Ave
Elmendorf Afb, AK
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Marvin Grendahl
(907) 561-1917
3500 Latouche St
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Scott A Limstrom
(907) 561-1530
3500 La Touche
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Jon A Shiesl
(907) 563-3911
4048 Laurel St
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dr.Dawn Harms
(907) 622-0835
13401 Old Glenn Highway Suite B
Eagle River, AK
Gender
F
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Lisa Dianne Mihora
(907) 580-1150
5955 Zeamer Ave
Elmendorf Afb, AK
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Robin Grendahl
(907) 561-1917
3500 Latouche St
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Oliver Korshin
(907) 276-8838
1200 Airport Hts Dr #310
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Robert Paul Werner
(907) 563-2662
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
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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