Contact Lenses Fort Dodge IA

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Eric W Bligard
(515) 576-7777
804 Kenyon Rd
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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TerryDonn Moehnke,O.D.
(515) 955-6720
Terry D. Moehnke, O.D.,25 S 16th St
Fort Dodge, IA
 
WesleyI Seaver,O.D.
1202 2nd Ave N,PO Box 1016
Fort Dodge, IA
 
Vision Center
(515) 955-6720
25 S 16th St
Fort Dodge, IA
 
RyanJ Brown,O.D.
1202-2nd Ave North
Fort Dodge, IA
 
Gregory A Olson
(515) 576-7777
804 Kenyon Rd
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Central Iowa Eyecare PC
(515) 576-1261
1202 2nd Ave N
Fort Dodge, IA
Services
Optometrist

Wal-mart Stores Inc
(515) 576-7405
3036 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA
Services
Optometrist

Vista Acquisition Llc
(515) 955-5480
5th Ave S & S 25th St #
Fort Dodge, IA
Services
Optometrist

BethanyA. Heath,O.D.
(515) 576-1982
Heath Family EyeCare,3036 1st Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA
 
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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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