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Contact Lenses Rexburg ID

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Merrell Eyecare Center Inc
(208) 359-2020
46 Professional Plz
Rexburg, ID
Services
Optometrist

ShawnT. Galbraith,O.D.
(208) 356-6911
534 Trejo Street
Rexburg, ID
 
H.Scott Mortensen,O.D.
(208) 356-4444
49 East 1st South,P.O. Box 577
Rexburg, ID
 
BryceByram Thueson,O.D.
(208) 356-4585
76 Professional Plaza
Rexburg, ID
 
WadeR. DeMordaunt,O.D.
345 Shoshone
Rexburg, ID
 
KentM. Archibald,O.D.
(208) 356-4585
76 Professional Plz,PO Box 430
Rexburg, ID
 
DallinHeiner,O.D.
(208) 359-1880
Madison Clinic Optometry,244 East Main Street
Rexburg, ID
 
MarshallH. Merrell,O.D.
(208) 359-2020
46 Professional Plaza
Rexburg, ID
 
Kent M Arhcibald PA
(208) 356-4585
76 Professional Plz
Rexburg, ID
Services
Optometrist

DouglassE. Hanson,O.D.
(208) 359-9680
24 East Main,P.O. Box 547
Rexburg, ID
 

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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