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Contact Lenses Barre VT

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Armando J Coello
(802) 223-0822
58 E View Ln
Barre, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Mark Iverson
(802) 229-9554
81 River St
Montpelier, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Christopher John Soares
(802) 728-2460
40 S Main St
Randolph, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Richard Parniconi Od
(802) 476-6676
151 Washington St
Barre, VT
 
James A Begun OD
(802) 223-7723
115 E State St
Montpelier, VT
 
Samuel O Seideman
(802) 223-0822
58 E View Ln
Barre, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Jack A Singer
(802) 728-9993
45 S Main St
Randolph, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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DavidG. Ripley,O.D.
(802) 476-2020
16 East Street
Barre, VT
 
Heritage Optical
(802) 223-3761
81 River St
Montpelier, VT
 
Optical Expressions Berlin - Drs. Mark Leipert & Rebecca Hogan
(802) 223-2090
282 Berlin Mall Rd., Unit 4
Berlin, VT
 
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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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