Contact Lenses Jefferson City MO

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Philip J Wilson
(573) 556-7709
1241 W Stadium Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Andrew L Weiss
(573) 556-7709
1241 W Stadium Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Larry Stauffer MD
(573) 632-5576
Po Box 1128
Jefferson City, MO
 
Central Missouri Eyecare
(573) 659-5560
1705 Christy Dr Ste 208
Jefferson City, MO
Services
Optometrist

Physcians Optical Service Inc
(573) 635-1333
1705 Christy Dr Ste 103
Jefferson City, MO
Services
Optometrist

Larry K Stauffer
(573) 632-5576
1432 Southwest Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Robert P Wankum
(573) 556-7709
1241 W Stadium Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Darryl E Meister
(573) 893-4223
823 Eastland Dr
Jefferson City, MO
Services
Optometrist

Frederick E Bodenhamer
(573) 635-2020
124 E Dunklin St
Jefferson City, MO
Services
Optometrist

Green Meadows Eye Center
Dr. Allen Becvar
(573) 441-2020
823 Eastland Plaza
Jefferson City, MO
 
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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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