Contact Lenses Palmer AK

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RichardP. McKinley,O.D.
P O Box 2062
Palmer, AK
EdwardC. Godnig,Jr.O.D.
(907) 376-3917
The Eye Guys,390 N. Main Street
Wasilla, AK
Cathy Baston
Wal-Mart Vision Ctr
(907) 373-0225
935 Westpoint Dr # 207
Wasilla, AK
GregoryJ. Flaitz,O.D.
Hc 30 Box 5502-b
Wasilla, AK
HeatherJ. Erickson,O.D.
(907) 357-9590
3223 East Palmer-Wasilla Highway,# 2
Wasilla, AK
Alaska Eye Care Centers
(907)-376-5266 800-478-5266
1700 E. Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK
Comprehensive eye exams for children and adults - Specialty contact lens Fitting, Orthokeratology, and CRT - Emergency Services - Same day appointments lab services available -    Insurance/Medicaid/Medicare - Vision assessment and correction - Laser vision correction consultation and management - Huge assortment of spectacle frames and contact lenses for every budget - On-site ophthalmic lens fabrication facilities.

Kevin Berg OD
Kenai Vision Ctr
(907) 376-0837
1350 S Seward Meridian Rd
Wasilla, AK
LynnJ. Coon,O.D.
(907) 376-9174
935 East Westpoint Drive,Suite 207
Wasilla, AK
Rich Mc Kinley OD
(907) 357-2021
3719 E Meridian Loop # C
Wasilla, AK
JohnA. Demske,O.D.
(907) 376-9174
935 East Westpoint Drive,Suite 207
Wasilla, AK

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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