Contact Lenses Waynesville NC

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Stephen Warren Hartzell
(828) 452-5816
486 Hospital Dr
Clyde, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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David Dwight Markoff
(828) 452-5816
486 Hospital Dr
Clyde, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Charles Kirby MD
Wnc Eye Care Assoc
(828) 456-0700
737 S Haywood St
Waynesville, NC
 
RobertH. Dickey,O.D.
(828) 454-0700
WNC Eyecare Associates,737 South Haywood Street
Waynesville, NC
 
Leroy S Robinson OD Faao
(828) 456-8361
29 N Main St
Waynesville, NC
Services
Optometrist

Michael Roy Oswald
(828) 452-5816
486 Hospital Dr
Clyde, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Richard Rudolph Beauchemin
(828) 586-7462
70 Westcave Drive
Sylva, NC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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CoyA. Brown,O.D.
(828) 456-3211
1078-a1 N Main St
Waynesville, NC
 
Leroy Roberson OD
K D Walters Optometry
(828) 456-8361
29 N Main St
Waynesville, NC
 
New Mountain Eye Associates PLLC
(828) 452-5816
486 Hospital Dr
Clyde, 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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