Contact Lenses Grants Pass OR

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Douglas Merritt
(541) 476-6636
1226 Ne 7th St
Grants Pass, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Rodney Derrick Leavitt
(541) 476-6636
1226 Ne 7th St
Grants Pass, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Eye Care Group
(541) 476-4545
1022 NW 6th St
Grants Pass, OR
 
Michael Schwartz
(541) 474-2788
853 Ne A St
Grants Pass, OR
 
Rogue River Eye Clinic
(541) 476-4545
1022 NW 6th St
Grants Pass, OR
 
Mark Maffett
(541) 476-6636
1226 Ne 7th St
Grants Pass, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Russell Leavitt
(541) 476-6636
1226 Ne 7th St
Grants Pass, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dippel Sg Optometric Physician
(541) 471-2070
135 Ne Terry Ln
Grants Pass, OR
 
MichaelW. Schwartz,O.D.
(541) 474-2788
853 Ne A Street
Grants Pass, OR
 
Kenji Hamada OD
Eye Care Group
(541) 476-4545
1022 Nw 6Th St
Grants Pass, OR
 
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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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