Contact Lenses Leavenworth KS

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Cindi Kalin Johnson
(913) 682-2000
4101 S 4th St
Leavenworth, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Sujote David
(913) 299-8800
8919 Parallel Pkwy
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Frances M Foster
(913) 342-6100
21 N 12th St
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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John Charles Hagan
(816) 478-1230
9401 N Oak Trfy
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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KyleW. Kelly,O.D.
(913) 682-2929
Drs. Norris & Kelly,2301 10th Avenue
Leavenworth, KS
 
Karl D Hendricks
(913) 299-8800
8919 Parallel Pkwy
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Gurinder Singh
(913) 321-7327
155 South 18th Street
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Stephen Urban Stechschulte
(816) 478-1230
9401 N Oak Trfy
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Stephen B Wiles
(816) 455-2020
211 Ne 54th St
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Norris & Kelly PA
(913) 682-2929
724 Delaware St
Leavenworth, KS
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Optometrist

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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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