Contact Lenses Mcminnville OR

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Michael Scott Passo
(503) 472-4688
235 Se Norton Ln Ste A
Mcminnville, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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David Jc Hayes
(503) 472-4688
235 Se Norton Ln Ste A
Mcminnville, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Robin K Glotzbach
(503) 361-5400
2400 Lancaster Dr Ne
Salem, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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BrianD. Morrissey,O.D.
(503) 472-0825
Eye Care Center,2225 NE Evans St
Mcminnville, OR
 
SC & S Log Homes
(503) 435-0782
15825 NW Baker Creek Rd
Mcminnville, OR
 
Nicholas Peter Grinich
(503) 472-4688
235 Se Norton Ln Ste A
Mcminnville, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Richard Coleman Lieurance
(503) 361-5400
2400 Lancaster Dr Ne
Salem, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dr Gary D Crowell
(503) 472-0644
1291 N Hwy 99 W
Mcminnville, OR
Services
Optometrist

McMinnville Vision Clinic
(503) 472-0644
1291 N Highway 99w
Mcminnville, OR
 
McMinnville Family Eye Care
Dr. Sarah Fox Hocking
(503) 435-1231
2185 Nw 2nd St., Suite A
McMinnville, OR
 
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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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