Contact Lenses Independence MO

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Carl N Stout
(816) 478-1230
4741 S Cochise Dr
Independence, MO
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Ophthalmology

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Harry Clay Cundiff
(816) 478-1230
4741 S Cochise Dr
Independence, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Rohit Krishna
(913) 261-2020
4741 S. Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Joel Martin Leibsohn
(816) 836-8166
19101 E Valley View Pkwy
Independence, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Jean Renee Hausheer
(913) 261-2020
4741 S Arrowhead Dr
Independence, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Melissa Gayle Cable
(816) 478-1230
4741 S Cochise Dr
Independence, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Douglas O Dehning
(816) 478-1230
4741 Cochise Dr
Independence, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dr.MICHAEL HAWK
(816) 795-8884
18931 E Valley View Pkwy Suite H
Independence, MO
Gender
M
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Hospital: EYECONiC Eyecare
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John Rw Taylor
(816) 478-1230
4741 S Cochise Dr
Independence, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Johann Ohly
(816) 358-3600
4240 Blue Ridge Blvd
Kansas City, MO
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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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