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Contact Lenses Waterloo IA

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Daniel Sivert Miller
(319) 234-2616
909 E San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Michael John Puk
(319) 234-2616
909 E San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dr.MATTHEW POLLASTRINI
(319) 352-2020
124 2nd Street Northeast
Waverly, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Optometrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Cole Vision Corporation
(319) 226-1555
1501 E San Marnan Dr
Waterloo, IA
Services
Optometrist

Daniel Miller MD
Cedar Valley Medical Spec
(319) 233-2020
2710 Saint Francis Dr # 110
Waterloo, IA
 
Richard C Mauer
(319) 234-6749
3410 Kimball Ave
Waterloo, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Benjamin L Mason
(319) 287-5890
999 Home Plz
Waterloo, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Cedar Valley Ophthalmology PC
(319) 234-6749
3410 Kimball Ave
Waterloo, IA
Services
Optometrist

SuzanneR. Smith,O.D.
(319) 233-2020
Cedar Valley Eye Care,909 E. San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA
 
AmyL. Hartmann,O.D.
(319) 234-6749
Mauer Eye Center,3410 Kimball Ave.
Waterloo, IA
 
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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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