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Contact Lenses Emporia KS

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Dr.BRET WISE
(620) 342-6282
827 Commercial Street
Emporia, KS
Gender
M
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Robert G Shank OD
(620) 342-2109
801 Commercial St
Emporia, KS
 
HeathR. Holliday,O.D.
(620) 343-7120
512 Commercial
Emporia, KS
 
GilanL. Cockrell,O.D.
(620) 343-7120
Flinthills Eyecare Associates, PA,512 Commercial
Emporia, KS
 
Alan Cabrera OD
(620) 343-8876
2301 Industrial Rd
Emporia, KS
 
Patricia Dorsey OD PA
(620) 342-6282
827 Commercial St
Emporia, KS
Services
Optometrist

Flinthills Eyecare Associates PA
(316) 343-7120
512 Commercial St
Emporia, KS
Services
Optometrist

DavidA. Miller,O.D.
(316) 342-7054
Drs. Tagtmeyer and Miller,2504 West 15th Avenue
Emporia, KS
 
PaulE. Reimer,O.D.
(620) 343-7120
Flinthills Eyecare Associates PA,512 Commercial
Emporia, KS
 
MichaelJ. Keller,O.D.
(620) 343-8876
Keller Eye Center,2301 Industrial Road, Ste 2020
Emporia, KS
 
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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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