Contact Lenses Easthampton MA

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Raymond E Hubbe
(413) 584-6422
40 Main St
Florence, MA
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Ophthalmology

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Lauren Shatz
(413) 584-6422
40 Main St
Florence, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Kevin William Hulseberg
(413) 536-8670
2 Hospital Dr
Holyoke, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Paul Mintzer
(413) 536-8670
2 Hospital Dr
Holyoke, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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John Adam Thayer
(413) 572-3000
94 N Elm St
Westfield, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Nancy A Balin
(413) 584-6666
269 Locust St
Florence, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Bruce S Bleiman
(413) 584-6422
40 Main St
Florence, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Alfred Hutt
(413) 536-0006
10 Hospital Dr
Holyoke, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Norman A Spencer
(413) 586-3060
217 Russell St
Hadley, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Theodore Johnq Krawiec
(413) 568-1742
75 Springfield Rd
Westfield, MA
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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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