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Contact Lenses Hickory NC

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Walter Lee King
(828) 322-4973
336 10th Ave Ne
Hickory, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Randal J Williams
(828) 322-2050
3521 Graystone Pl
Conover, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Richard Griffin MD
Graystone Ophthalmology Assoc
(828) 345-6257
858 2Nd St Ne # 202
Hickory, NC
 
Oakwood Vision Svc
(828) 322-8052
305 3rd Ave NW
Hickory, NC
 
Doctors Of Optometry
(828) 323-8833
Valley Hills Mall
Hickory, NC
 
Richard Madison Griffin
(828) 322-2050
3521 Graystone Pl
Conover, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Ralph Everett Oursler
(828) 322-2050
3521 Graystone Pl
Conover, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Eyes Deas Unlimited Inc
(828) 256-6620
2571 Springs Rd Ne
Hickory, NC
Services
Optometrist

Lenscrafters Inc
(828) 324-0021
1960 Highway 70 Se Box 198
Hickory, NC
Services
Optometrist

Larry L Walter
(828) 327-9679
955 2nd St Ne
Hickory, NC
Services
Optometrist

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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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