Contact Lenses Oskaloosa IA

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JamesD. Else,O.D.
(641) 673-9263
Penn Central Mall,200 High Ave. West
Oskaloosa, IA
 
Norman Hutchison MD
Heartland Eye Care
(641) 682-8571
201 High Ave E
Oskaloosa, IA
 
Central Vision Center Of Oskaloosa PC
(641) 673-5658
119 1st Ave W
Oskaloosa, IA
Services
Optometrist

Oskaloosa Vision Center
(641) 673-4366
303 N 1st St
Oskaloosa, IA
Services
Optometrist

LloydK Phillips,O.D.
(515) 673-8671
201 High Avenue E,PO Box 516
Oskaloosa, IA
 
Wal-mart Stores Inc
(641) 673-6811
2203 Ave A West
Oskaloosa, IA
Services
Optometrist

HarryC. Coen,O.D.
303 North 1st Street,Box 47
Oskaloosa, IA
 
Heartland Eye Care Plc
(515) 673-8671
201 High Ave E
Oskaloosa, IA
Services
Optometrist

Sandra Hundt OD
Penn Central Eye Clinic
(641) 673-9263
Po Box 26
Oskaloosa, IA
 
William Adler OD
Wolfe Clinic Eye Ctr
(641) 969-5586
205 Walnut Street Plz
Eddyville, IA
 

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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