Contact Lenses Gardnerville NV

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Richard Wessley Baumann
(775) 782-5129
1532 Hwy 395 Ste 10
Gardnerville, NV
Services
Optometrist

NicoleA. Tradup,O.D.
(775) 465-4215
Washoe Tribal Health Center,1559 Watasheamu Road
Gardnerville, NV
 
WilliamF. Stone,O.D.
POB 1929
Minden, NV
 
Jennifer Olga Oleshak
(775) 783-8866
1687 Hwy 395 Unit 2
Minden, NV
Services
Optometrist

Pritchett Eye Care Associates
Dr. Evan Pritchett
(775) 359-2020
1701 County Rd., Suite Q
Minden, NV
 
RichardW. Baumann,O.D.
(702) 782-5129
1532 Highway 395,Box 878
Gardnerville, NV
 
Valley Eyecare & Eyewear Gallery
Dr. Somer Lyons
(775) 783-1111
1644 Hwy 395, Unit B-1
Minden, NV
 
SomerJ. Lyons,O.D.
(775) 783-1111
1687 Hwy 395,# 2
Minden, NV
 
RobertD. Lyons,O.D.
(775) 329-2300
1687 Hwy 395,Suite #2
Minden, NV
 
ChristopherR. Cannon,O.D.
(775) 782-3937
Pritchett Eye Care Associates,1701 County Rd #Q
Minden, NV
 

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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