Contact Lenses Mercer Island WA

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900 SW 16th St
Renton, WA
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James Leonard Stroh
(425) 455-1031
1300 116th Ave Ne
Bellevue, WA
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Ophthalmology

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Kristin J Tarbet
(425) 455-2131
1810 116th Ave Ne Ste D1
Bellevue, WA
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Ophthalmology

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Stephanie T Phan
(425) 454-7912
1300 116th Ave Ne
Bellevue, WA
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Ophthalmology

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Joseph Terrence Coyle
(425) 455-1031
1300 116th Ave Ne
Bellevue, WA
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Ophthalmology

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James Joseph McMillan
(425) 454-1772
10050 Ne 10th St Ste B
Bellevue, WA
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Kent G Leavitt
(425) 450-6990
1135 116th Ave Ne
Bellevue, WA
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George Thomas Reavell
(425) 455-1031
1300 116th Ave Ne
Bellevue, WA
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Ruth W Miller
(425) 455-1031
1300 116th Ave Ne
Bellevue, WA
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Kent Lamar Bassett
(425) 455-1031
1300 116th Ave Ne
Bellevue, WA
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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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