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Contact Lenses Kapaa HI

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Gardner C Quarton
(808) 821-2707
4520 Kukui St Ste 101
Kapaa, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Timothy Crane
(808) 246-0110
4463 Pahee St
Lihue, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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GlennP. Belisle,O.D.
(808) 822-3733
901 Kuhio Highway,Suite B
Kapaa, HI
 
LymanN. Yoshimura,O.D.
2964 Ewalu St
Lihue, HI
 
Kauai Eye Care
Dr. Stanely Schiller
(808) 246-8855
3-3100 Kuhio Hwy. C15
Lihue, HI
 
Timothy L Lee
(808) 246-0051
4366 Kukui Grove St
Lihue, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Larry K Sherrer
(808) 245-5377
4418 Kukui Grove St
Lihue, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dr Michael Oride
(808) 245-8765
4100 Rice St Ste 8
Lihue, HI
 
JohnH. Lorey,O.D.
(808) 433-8460
US Army,Schofield Barracks Health Clinic
Schofield Barracks, HI
 
Arthur Loo Inc
(808) 245-8564
3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy # 3035
Lihue, 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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