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Christopher Carr Way
(401) 942-0210
1150 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston, RI
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Ophthalmology

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Francis Xavier Figueroa
(401) 942-2626
975 Pontiac Ave
Cranston, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Gi Hyun Yoon-Huang
(401) 444-7008
2 Dudley St
Providence, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dugald H Munro
(401) 437-0500
1525 Wamponoag Trl
East Providence, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Yoash R Enzer
(401) 274-4464
120 Dudley St
Providence, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Salvatore J Loporchio
(401) 946-8011
35 Sockanosset Cross Rd
Cranston, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Paul S Musco
(401) 946-6450
725 Reservoir Ave Ste 201
Cranston, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Philip R Rizzuto
(401) 274-6622
120 Dudly St
Providence, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Michael E Migliori
(401) 274-6622
120 Dudley St
Providence, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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William F Varr
(401) 732-6640
220 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
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Ophthalmology

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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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