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Contact Lenses Hilo HI

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Michael James Inamine
(808) 961-4711
47 Lanihuli Street
Hilo, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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GrantT. Miyashiro,O.D.
Eye Care Hawaii,34 W Kawailani Street
Hilo, HI
 
Douglas T Shiro OD Inc
(808) 961-0635
31 E Lanikaula St Ste D
Hilo, HI
Services
Optometrist

RolinI. Otomo,O.D.
(808) 935-6319
Glenn Kunimura O.D. Inc.,101 Aupuni St. Suite 305
Hilo, HI
 
JenniferMitsue Maeda,O.D.
1234 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI
 
Eyewear Hawaii Inc
(808) 935-1119
899 Ululani St Ste B
Hilo, HI
Services
Optometrist

Glen Swartwout OD
(808) 935-5086
351 Wailuku Dr
Hilo, HI
 
Big Island Vision Center Inc
(808) 935-3937
899-a Ululani St
Hilo, HI
Services
Optometrist

DouglasT. Shiro,O.D.
31 E Lanikaula St Suite D
Hilo, HI
 
Hawaiian Eye Center Inc Dba
(808) 969-1419
1178 Kinoole St # A
Hilo, HI
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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