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Contact Lenses Lahaina HI

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Clifford Rhodes
(808) 242-6464
2180 Main St
Wailuku, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dr.CHERYL AYABE
(808) 879-7788
1280 S Kihei Rd # 204
Kihei, HI
Gender
F
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Erik L Nelson Od Inc
(808) 661-3686
Old Lahaina Shp Ctr 202
Lahaina, HI
 
LorettaNg,O.D.
Old Lahaina Center,Suite 202
Lahaina, HI
 
ErikL. Nelson,O.D.
Old Lahaina Center,Suite 202
Lahaina, HI
 
Bruce R Taylor
(808) 243-6000
80 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Erik L Nelson Inc
(808) 661-3686
845 Wainee St # 202
Lahaina, HI
 
Beach Activities Of Maui
(808) 280-0111
186 Malialani Pl
Lahaina, HI
 
LindaL. Nguyen,O.D.
Old Lahaina Center,Suite 202
Lahaina, HI
 
Sunglass Hut
(808) 661-4341
2365 Kaanapali Pkwy 111
Lahaina, 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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