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Harvey K Minatoya
(808) 597-1133
1003 Pensacola St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Vernon Kin wai Wong
(808) 942-9686
1481 S King St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Ming Chen
(808) 531-8874
55 S Kukui St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Samuel Chung-hang Lo
(808) 949-2000
1441 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dennis I Maehara
(808) 955-3937
1441 Kapiolani Blvd #1419
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Steven S Sameshima
(808) 537-2211
550 S Beretania St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Calvin Masaru Miura
(808) 947-2233
641 Keeaumoku Street
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Kenneth J Baum
(808) 432-2000
1010 Pensacola St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Andrew C. o. Fong
(808) 432-2000
1010 Pensacola St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Ken C Lin
(808) 946-7889
1441 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 1488
Honolulu, HI
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Ophthalmology

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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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