Contact Lenses Mason City IA

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Randall Scott Brenton
(641) 423-8861
3121 4th St Sw
Mason City, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Bradley Lemar Isaak
(641) 423-8861
3121 4th St Sw
Mason City, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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MikeL. Korthals,O.D.
(641) 424-0780
Mike Korthals OD,1314 4th St SW
Mason City, IA
 
Vision World Inc
(515) 423-8163
100 S Federal Ave
Mason City, IA
Services
Optometrist

GregoryMichael Neilsen,O.D.
(641) 424-8271
615 S. Monroe Ave.
Mason City, IA
 
Mark Donald Meyer
(641) 423-8861
3121 4th St Sw
Mason City, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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James Lester DuMmett
(641) 423-8861
3121 4th St Sw
Mason City, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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North Iowa Eye Clinic, PC
(641) 423-8861 (800) 392-9473
Highway 122 West, P.O. Box 1877
Mason City, IA
 
GerrieLubben,O.D.
(641) 424-8271
ShopKo Eyecare Center,615 S. Monroe AVE
Mason City, IA
 
Clear Lake Optics Corp
(641) 424-0780
1314 4th St Sw 2
Mason City, IA
Services
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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