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Contact Lenses Opelika AL

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Bertrand Marquess Anz
(334) 749-1486
122 N 20th St
Opelika, AL
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Stephen Michael Collins
(334) 756-6205
207a Fob James Drive
Valley, AL
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Whatley Eye Care - Drs. Brett Basden & Russell Whatley
(334) 745-3112
518 Avenue A
Opelika, AL
 
Barksdale Vision Clinic
(334) 745-3112
518 Avenue A
Opelika, AL
 
LisaB. Daniel,O.D.
8671 Tara Lane
Auburn, AL
 
William Edward Mock
(334) 749-1486
122 N 20th St
Opelika, AL
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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DavidN. Bazemore,O.D.
(334) 745-0980
2900 Pepperell Parkway
Opelika, AL
 
Barksdale Vision Clinic
(334) 745-3112
P.O. BOX 2165
Opelika, AL
 
Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(334) 745-9356
2500 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, AL
Services
Optometrist

BrettA. Basden,O.D.
(334) 887-6621
Basden Eyecare,780 North Dean Road
Auburn, AL
 
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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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