Contact Lenses Elizabeth City NC

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Melody A Morrow
(252) 335-5446
1503 N Road St
Elizabeth City, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Albemarle Eye Center
(252) 335-2013
1503 North Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC
 
Georges Optical Shop Inc
(252) 331-7922
1125 N Road St
Elizabeth City, NC
Services
Optometrist

Optometric Eye Care Center PA
(252) 333-1155
1813 W Ehringhaus St
Elizabeth City, NC
Services
Optometrist

Albemarle Eye Ctr PLLC
(252) 335-7887
1503 N Road St
Elizabeth City, NC
Services
Optometrist

Jitendra Swarup
(252) 335-5446
1503 N Road St
Elizabeth City, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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MichaelC. Baughan,O.D.
(252) 333-1155
Optometric Eye Care Center,1813 West Ehringhaus Street
Elizabeth City, NC
 
Redding Eye Center PLLC
(252) 338-3298
109 Jordon Plz
Elizabeth City, NC
Services
Optometrist

Eric Burns OD
Albemarle Eye Ctr
(252) 335-5446
1503 N Road St
Elizabeth City, NC
 
Michael Baughan OD
Ahoskie Eye Care
(252) 333-1155
1813 W Ehringhaus St
Elizabeth City, NC
 
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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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