Contact Lenses Longmeadow MA

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Larry A Litscher
(413) 525-8601
382 N Main St
E Longmeadow, MA
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Ophthalmology

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Robert M Berger
(413) 783-3100
275 Bicentennial Hwy
Springfield, MA
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Ophthalmology

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Joseph Peter Bouvier
(413) 782-0030
1515 Allen St
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Kimberly Ann Lucey
(860) 749-6485
139 Hazard Avenue
Enfield, CT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Elizabeth T Arsenio
(413) 737-2122
300 Stafford St
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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John Joseph Papale
(413) 782-0030
1515 Allen St
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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William C Seefeld
(413) 783-3100
275 Bicentennial Hwy
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Steven T Berger
(413) 783-3100
275 Bicentennial Hwy
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Theodore Mark Ingis
(413) 733-2260
300 Stafford St
Springfield, MA
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Ophthalmology

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James S Rosenthal
(413) 736-7900
780 Chestnut St
Springfield, 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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