Contact Lenses Prineville OR

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Kristine E Harvey
(541) 548-7170
813 Sw Highland Ave
Redmond, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Curtis L Dix & Steven R Evers
(541) 416-2020
340 Nw Beaver St
Prineville, OR
Services
Optometrist

GretchenI. Chadwick,O.D.
(541) 923-2221
High Desert Eyecare,404 NW 5th Street
Redmond, OR
 
High Desert Eye Care
(541) 923-2221
404 NW 5th St
Redmond, OR
 
High Desert Vision Source
(541) 923-2221
404 NW 5th St
Redmond, OR
 
Oli I Traustason
(541) 548-7170
813 Sw Highland Ave
Redmond, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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DerriJ. Sandberg,O.D.
(541) 548-2488
Central Oregon Eyecare,1000 SW Indian Ave
Redmond, OR
 
DonaldL. Peterson,O.D.
813 S W Highland
Redmond, OR
 
Vision Again
(541) 923-9737
3632 SW Bobby Jones CT
Redmond, OR
 
Vision Center
(541) 923-2020
632 SW 6th St Ste 3
Redmond, 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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