Contact Lenses Alamogordo NM

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Donald J Ham
(575) 434-1200
1124 10th St
Alamogordo, NM
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Fashion Optical
Dr. Terry Marquardt
(575) 437-7783
903 New York Ave.
Alamogordo, NM
 
Jon Roger Hall MD
Alamogordo Eye Clinic Surgical
(505) 434-1200
1124 10Th St
Alamogordo, NM
 
Brent E Shelley & Assoc
(505) 439-1169
233 New York Ave
Alamogordo, NM
 
White Sands Vision
Dr. J Donald Hamer
(575) 443-0200
816 E. 10th St.
Alamogordo, NM
 
Leslie V Busby PC OD
(505) 437-9326
1209 New York Ave
Alamogordo, NM
Services
Optometrist

O H Marquardt OD
(505) 437-1910
901 Filipino Ave
Alamogordo, NM
 
Family Eye Care
(505) 437-9326
1209 New York Ave
Alamogordo, NM
 
Eye Care & Contact Lens Ctr
(505) 437-7783
903 New York Ave
Alamogordo, NM
 
Ken-Caryl Optical
(505) 434-3282
3199 N White Sands Blvd # C11
Alamogordo, NM
 
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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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