Contact Lenses Bennington VT

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Stuart Michael DuBoff
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Erik William Niemi
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Advance Eye Care
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
 
Stuart Du Boff MD
Advanced Eyecare
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
 
Nu Vue Vision Ctr
(518) 686-5712
16 John St
Hoosick Falls, NY
 
John Joseph Lapenta
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Richard Joseph Provenzano
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Alexander A Tenentes
(802) 442-2115
168 North St
Bennington, VT
 
John Lapenta MD
Advanced Eyecare
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
 
John La Penta MD
Williamstown Medical Assoc
(413) 458-8182
197 Adams Rd
Williamstown, MA
 
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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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