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Contact Lenses Aztec NM

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Scott D Allen
(505) 327-0406
2300 E 30th St
Farmington, NM
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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JohnD. Fugate,Jr.O.D.
(505) 334-9328
812 La Plata Avenue
Aztec, NM
 
Bloomfield Family Vision
(505) 632-8088
702 W Broadway Ave
Bloomfield, NM
 
WilliamR. Hall,O.D.
702 W. Broadway
Bloomfield, NM
 
William R Hall OD PC
(505) 632-8088
702 W Broadway Ave
Bloomfield, NM
Services
Optometrist

Duane A Wiggins
(505) 325-4003
622 W Maple St
Farmington, NM
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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ThomasW. Hurst,O.D.
197 Road 2900
Aztec, NM
 
BradleyDee Magee,O.D.
P.O. Box 717
Bloomfield, NM
 
Peak Vision Group
(505) 634-0399
1 Road 5152
Bloomfield, NM
 
KathyD. Halverson,O.D.
702 W. Broadway
Bloomfield, 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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