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Contact Lenses Shelton WA

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Preston Sullivan
(360) 456-4800
215 Lilly Rd Ne
Olympia, WA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Leonard Stewart Seifter
(360) 438-2207
300 Lilly Rd Ne
Olympia, WA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Jay Charles Rudd
(360) 456-3200
345 College St Se
Lacey, WA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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StuartBarry Frank,O.D.
Group Health Cooperative,6912 176th St SW
Edmonds, WA
 
DoloresM. Fraire,O.D.
(360) 427-7553
2026 Olympic Hwy N,#102
Shelton, WA
 
Rodger Dante Bodoia
(360) 456-4800
215 Lilly Rd Ne
Olympia, WA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Anastasia L Roe
(360) 456-4800
215 Lilly Rd Ne
Olympia, WA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Gary Neal Scholes
(360) 456-3200
345 College St Se
Lacey, WA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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George M Radich
(360) 426-1636
536 W Railroad Ave
Shelton, WA
Services
Optometrist

Kornmesser Optometry Clinic Inc Ps
(360) 426-5578
422 W Birch St
Shelton, WA
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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