Contact Lenses Rockingham NC

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Al H Covington OD PA
(910) 997-4489
101 Medical Circle Dr
Rockingham, NC
Services
Optometrist

AlH. Covington,O.D.
(910) 997-4489
Covington Optom Eye Clinic,101 Medical Circle Dr
Rockingham, NC
 
Bowling Eye Clinic
(910) 582-0000
53 W Main St
Hamlet, NC
 
HollyA. Kiker,O.D.
(704) 694-3618
Doctors Vision Center,1134 Holly Street
Wadesboro, NC
 
Kay S Bullard OD
(843) 537-3641
703 Market St
Cheraw, SC
Services
Optometrist

The Spec Shoppe
(910) 997-4949
211 W Broad Ave
Rockingham, NC
Services
Optometrist

DonaldV. Covington,O.D.
(910) 997-5734
Covington Optom Eye Clinic,101 Medical Circle Dr.
Rockingham, NC
 
Al H Covington OD PA
(704) 694-6799
310 N Green St
Wadesboro, NC
Services
Optometrist

Cape Fear Optometric Clinic PA
(704) 694-3618
1134 Holly St
Wadesboro, NC
Services
Optometrist

Kay S Bullard OD
(843) 537-3641
703 Market St
Cheraw, SC
 

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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