Contact Lenses Middletown RI

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Daniel J Townsend, MD
(508) 994-1400
51 State Rd
North Dartmouth, MA
Business
Eye Health Vision Centers
Specialties
Ophthalmology

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Charles M Collins
(401) 847-1383
42 Valley Rd
Middletown, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dr.ALISON LORANGER
(401) 438-4447
15 Touro Street
Newport, RI
Gender
F
Speciality
Optometrist
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Paul Edmund Sydlowski
(401) 253-4300
576 Metacom Ave
Bristol, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Durga S Larkin
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Road
North Kingstown, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Octavio A Borges
(860) 694-2377
43 Smith Rd
Newport, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Christine A Gill
(401) 849-4645
42 Valley Rd
Middletown, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dr.George Brown
(401) 438-4447
15 Touro Street
Newport, RI
Gender
M
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Thomas J Coghlin
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Rd
North Kingstown, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Ira H Asher
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Road
North Kingstown, RI
Specialty
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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