Contact Lenses Burlington VT

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Alan E Irwin
(802) 847-4518
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
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Ophthalmology

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David J Weissgold
(802) 864-3937
181 Saint Paul St
Burlington, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Thomas J Cavin
(802) 864-2010
55 Timber Ln
South Burlington, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Karen Cleary
(802) 985-8055
10 Marsett Rd
Shelburne, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Eyecare Of Vermont
(802) 658-3330
230 College St
Burlington, VT
 
Stephen Michael Pecsenyicki
(802) 847-3843
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Robert C Guiduli
(802) 863-6748
55 Timber Ln
South Burlington, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Julie A Larson
(802) 862-1808
5399 Williston Rd
Williston, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Eye Care of Vermont
Dr. Reid Grayson
(802) 878-5509
230 College St., Suite 1
Burlington, VT
 
Advanced Vision Care & Contact
(802) 658-7610
30 Main St # 120
Burlington, 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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