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Louis J Badeen
(913) 492-0021
10600 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS
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Ophthalmology

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Marc Michel Whitacre
(913) 362-3210
8901 W 74th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Jodianne Therese Carter
(913) 362-3210
8901 W 74th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Robert A Rymer
(913) 362-3210
8901 W 74th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Bradley Raymond Kwapiszeski
(913) 362-3210
8901 W 74th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Robert Wayne Thompson
(913) 631-7700
11005 W 60th St Ste 210
Shawnee, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Joseph Nicholas Simone
(913) 362-3210
8901 W 74th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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King Y Lee
(913) 362-7800
8901 W 74th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dean Holliday
(913) 362-8822
8857 W 75th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Karl D Hendricks
(913) 299-8800
8919 Parallel Pkwy
Kansas City, KS
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Ophthalmology

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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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