Contact Lenses Farmington NM

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Duane A Wiggins
(505) 325-4003
622 W Maple St
Farmington, NM
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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WilliamA. Hall,O.D.
(505) 325-6350
416 North Behrend Ave.
Farmington, NM
 
Gordon D Russell Od
(505) 326-1606
4600 E Main St
Farmington, NM
 
Eye Associates Of New Mexico Ltd
(505) 325-4003
622 W Maple St Ste E
Farmington, NM
Services
Optometrist

Greenlee & Reid Inc
(505) 326-9146
4601 E Main St Ste 328a
Farmington, NM
Services
Optometrist

Scott D Allen
(505) 327-0406
2300 E 30th St
Farmington, NM
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Harry M McBride
(505) 325-3637
716 Forrest Pl
Farmington, NM
 
RalphW. Lightle,O.D.
520 E. Main
Farmington, NM
 
Rivers In The Desert Eye Clnc
(505) 326-0552
306 S Lake St
Farmington, NM
 
Family Vision & Eye Hlth Care
(505) 325-6350
416 N Behrend Ave
Farmington, NM
 
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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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