Contact Lenses Grand Forks ND

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Ronald J Brockman
(701) 780-6000
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Gary L Karlstad
(701) 775-3151
3035 Demers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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TerraL. Boettcher,O.D.
(701) 780-6278
Altru Clinic-Main, Eye Dept.,P.O. Box 6003
Grand Forks, ND
 
GregoryC. Otto,O.D.
(701) 775-3135
Valley Vision Clinic,2200 South Washington
Grand Forks, ND
 
JefferyB. Yunker,O.D.
(701) 746-6745
Lifetime Vision Center,2900 Columbia Road South
Grand Forks, ND
 
Norman T Byers
(701) 780-6000
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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CarolA. Murie,O.D.
(701) 746-4240
sterling optical,2650 32nd ave s
Grand Forks, ND
 
Coles Optometry LTD
(701) 746-5855
2298 Knightsbridge Ct
Grand Forks, ND
 
ThomasS. Dunham,O.D.
(701) 775-3151
3035 Demers Avenue
Grand Forks, ND
 
KariE. Torkelson,O.D.
(701) 746-6745
Lifetime Vision Center,2900 South Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND
 
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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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