Contact Lenses North Kingstown RI

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Ira H Asher
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Road
North Kingstown, 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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Steve Tu
(401) 737-7646
400 Bald Hill Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dr.RICHARD BELHUMEUR
(401) 822-2020
1120 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI
Gender
M
Speciality
Optometrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Thomas J Coghlin
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Rd
North Kingstown, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Jane Maria Joseph-DelVecchio
(401) 886-6700
168 Main St
East Greenwich, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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William F Varr
(401) 732-6640
220 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Thomas Raymond Leddy
(401) 732-2662
390 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Stephen Richman
(401) 738-4800
566 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
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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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