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Michael P Varenhorst
(316) 683-5611
530 N Lorraine St
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Bruce B Ochsner
(316) 263-6273
1100 N Topeka St
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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David A Kingrey
(316) 263-6273
1100 N Topeka St
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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David M Kahn
(316) 651-2300
818 N Carriage Pkwy
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Robert Bruce Grene
(316) 636-2010
1851 N Webb Rd
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Kumar P Dalla
(316) 683-5611
530 N Lorraine St
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Paul D Weishaar
(316) 683-5611
530 N Lorraine St
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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David M Chacko
(316) 684-5158
655 N Woodlawn
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dr.Alan McCormick
(316) 651-2300
8111 East Harry Street
Wichita, KS
Gender
M
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.9, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Terria L Winn
(316) 722-8883
834 N Socora St
Wichita, KS
Specialty
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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