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Contact Lenses Durango CO

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High Country Optical Inc
(970) 247-3614
1010 Main Ave
Durango, CO
Services
Optometrist

RobinO. Jackman,O.D.
(970) 247-8762
1165 So Camino Del Rio Suite 1
Durango, CO
 
JamesP. Jackson,O.D.
(970) 259-1789
Animas Eye Care Pc,1845 Main Ave
Durango, CO
 
MarkA. Miller,O.D.
(970) 247-3613
High Country Optical,450 S. Camino del Rio Suite 101
Durango, CO
 
IanT. Kirste,O.D.
(970) 382-8790
1155 S Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO
 
Advanced EyeCare & Alpine EyeWear
1165 S. Camino Del Rio, Suite 100
Durango, CO
 
John Parkinson MD
Four Corners Eye Clinic
(970) 259-2202
1910 Main Ave # B
Durango, CO
 
John Petty MD
Alpine Eye Clinic
(970) 385-1583
1165 S Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO
 
Mark R Rahner OD
(970) 247-8762
1165 Camino Del Rio Ste 100
Durango, CO
Services
Optometrist

Four Corners Eye Clinic PC
(970) 259-2202
575 Rivergate Ln Ste 212
Durango, CO
Services
Optometrist

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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