Contact Lenses Kailua Kona HI

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Robert Preston Young
(808) 329-2010
75-167 Hualalai Rd
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Susan Senft MD
Island Eye Care
(808) 329-3937
75-1028 Henry St # 200
Kailua Kona, HI
 
JohnM. Tsue,O.D.
(808) 329-5253
75-5722 Kuakini Hwy Suite 212,Kaukini Tower # 212
Kailu, HI
 
Susan H Senft MD
(808) 329-3937
75-1028 Henry St Ste 200
Kailua Kona, HI
Services
Optometrist

Eyewear Hawaii Inc
(808) 329-9308
75-167 Hualalai Rd
Kailua Kona, HI
Services
Optometrist

Susan Heidi Senft
(808) 329-3937
75-1028 Henry St
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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JayK. Honda,O.D.
(808) 329-3535
75-166 Kalani St Suite 102
Kailua-Kona, HI
 
John M Tsue OD Inc
(808) 329-5253
75-5722 Kuakini Hwy Ste 212
Kailua Kona, HI
Services
Optometrist

Costco Wholesale Corporation
(808) 331-4800
73-5600 Maiau St
Kailua Kona, HI
Services
Optometrist

TimothyE. Kale,O.D.
(808) 326-7941
75-1015 Henry St
Kailua Kona, HI
 
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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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