Contact Lenses Gloucester MA

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Matthew William Weinstein-Zanger
(978) 281-0600
35 Middle St
Gloucester, MA
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Ophthalmology

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John M Gurley
(978) 526-4800
195 School St
Manchester, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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William Gregory Stinson
(978) 922-1390
100 Cummings Ctr
Beverly, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Raymond Liggio
(978) 777-2292
80 Lindall St
Danvers, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Joseph John Greco
(978) 744-1900
79 Highland Ave
Salem, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Michael Piacentini
(978) 526-4800
195 School St
Manchester, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Emma Massicotte
(978) 526-4800
195 School St
Manchester, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Leon L Remis
(781) 631-8300
1 Widger Rd
Marblehead, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dr.JOHN IANNITTO
(978) 774-4500
180 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
Gender
M
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Paul S Greenfield
(978) 777-2292
80 Lindall St
Danvers, 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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