Contact Lenses Los Alamos NM

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Angela Renee Bratton
(505) 662-5444
1623 Central Ave
Los Alamos, NM
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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LisaShin,O.D.
(505) 662-9681
2101 Trinity Drive,Suite U
Los Alamos, NM
 
Eye Associates of New Mexico
(505) 662-5444
1623 Central Avenue,
Los Alamos, NM
 
Gary V Puro MD
(505) 753-7391
105 N Coronado Ave
Espanola, NM
Services
Optometrist

YvonneA. McCloskey,O.D.
612 N. Paseo De Onate Ste C
Espanola, NM
 
RichardE. Bond,O.D.
(505) 662-7000
800 Trinity Drive,Suite J
Los Alamos, NM
 
Los Alamos Family Eyecare
Dr. Lisa Shin
(505) 662-9681
800 Trinity Dr., Suite B
Los Alamos, NM
 
TimothyJ. Johnson,O.D.
(505) 662-5444
Eye Associates of NM,1623 Central Ave.
Los Alamos, NM
 
Bruce Rael OD
Optical Shop
(505) 753-3633
810 N Riverside Dr # B
Espanola, NM
 
MichaelH. Meneakis,O.D.
612 N. Paseo De Onate Ste C
Espanola, 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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