Contact Lenses Jacksonville NC

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Clyde Kent Price
(910) 353-1030
264 Memorial Drive
Jacksonville, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Larry Brent Wilshire
(910) 355-3937
6 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Onslow Ophthalmology PA
(910) 355-3937
6 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Services
Optometrist

National Vision Inc
(910) 937-1293
2025 N Marine Blvd
Jacksonville, NC
Services
Optometrist

RachelleL. Davis,O.D.
(910) 455-4244
613 College Street
Jacksonville, NC
 
Bryan David Garruto
(910) 355-3937
6 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Carol Ann Johnston
(910) 355-3937
6 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Gm Conekin OD PA
(910) 353-0541
200 Doctors Dr Ste K
Jacksonville, NC
Services
Optometrist

Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(910) 455-5546
2025 N Marine Blvd
Jacksonville, NC
Services
Optometrist

Christina Buteria MD
Office Park Eye Ctr
(910) 355-3937
6 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC
 
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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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