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Michael K Hughes
(307) 686-8199
312 E Lakeway Rd
Gillette, WY
Services
Optometrist

Daryle L Clark
(307) 686-8199
312 E Lakeway Rd
Gillette, WY
Services
Optometrist

SarahL. Koehn,O.D.
Lakeway Eye Clinic,312 E Lakeway Rd
Gillette, WY
 
Gillette Optometric Clinic
(307) 682-2020
609 4-j Ct
Gillette, WY
Services
Optometrist

RobertL. Mills,O.D.
Gillette Optometric Clinic,609 4-J Court
Gillette, WY
 
Sarah Lynn Koehn OD
(307) 686-8199
312 E Lakeway Rd
Gillette, WY
Services
Optometrist

BruceG. Johnson,O.D.
2610 S. Douglas Hwy,Suite 190
Gillette, WY
 
Clements Otice
(307) 682-5616
902 Apricot St
Gillette, WY
 
Gillette Optometric Clinic
(307) 682-2020
706 W 8th St
Gillette, WY
 
Eyeglass Factory
(307) 687-7200
900 Camel Dr
Gillette, WY
 

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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