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Thomas Daniel Bailey
(704) 482-6767
1170 Wyke Rd.
Shelby, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Frank Thomas Hannah
(704) 482-2020
1622 E Marion St
Shelby, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Cleveland Eyecare
(704) 482-1234
422 W Warren St
Shelby, NC
 
MichaelW. Alexander,O.D.
(704) 482-2020
Morganton Eye Physician, Pa,1622 East Marion Street
Shelby, NC
 
CarolM. Bridges,O.D.
(704) 482-2020
Cleveland Eye Clinic,309 Westfield Road
Shelby, NC
 
Stephen J Bogan
(704) 482-6767
1170 Wyke Rd.
Shelby, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Nancy Ellen Cline
(704) 482-6767
1170 Wyke Rd.
Shelby, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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James Salisbury MD
Cleveland Eye Clinic & Eye Sur
(704) 482-2020
1622 E Marion St
Shelby, NC
 
Morganton Eye Physicians PA
(704) 482-0897
1922 E Marion St
Shelby, NC
Services
Optometrist

Shelby Eye Centers PA
(704) 482-6767
1413 N Lafayette St
Shelby, NC
Services
Optometrist

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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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