Contact Lenses Silver City NM

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Neal L Apple
(575) 538-3721
1210 E 32nd St
Silver City, NM
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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MichaelW. Coon,O.D.
(505) 538-2994
Box 2329
Silver City, NM
 
JohnL. Van Kesteren,O.D.
(505) 388-2020
119 N Cheyenne Street
Silver City, NM
 
MelissaKay Woodard,O.D.
PO Box 1601
Silver City, NM
 
Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(505) 388-3113
2501 Highway 180 E
Silver City, NM
Services
Optometrist

Dr.Jason Bratcher
(505) 538-2994
611 North Hudson Street
Silver City, NM
Gender
M
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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RhondaK. Van Dran,O.D.
(505) 388-2020
119 N Cheyenne Street
Silver City, NM
 
JasonA. Bratcher,O.D.
(505) 538-2994
1024 North Hudson
Silver City, NM
 
Alvernon Optical Inc
(505) 538-2770
1212 E 32nd St
Silver City, NM
Services
Optometrist

Michael W Coon OD
(505) 538-2994
1024 N Hudson St
Silver City, NM
Services
Optometrist

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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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