Contact Lenses Southbridge MA

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Hugh Mark Cooper
(508) 764-4400
100 South St
Southbridge, MA
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Ophthalmology

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James Christopher Dean
(860) 928-0414
5 Kennedy Dr
Putnam, CT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Jeffrey D LeVine
(508) 752-4669
372 Chandler St
Worcester, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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DeNis Joseph Fritzgerald
(508) 753-2159
27-29 Mechanic St
Worcester, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Michael J Bradbury
(508) 791-1217
63 Lincoln St
Worcester, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Edward A Curran
(860) 928-0414
5 Kennedy Dr
Putnam, CT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Peter J Kelly
(413) 283-3511
1504 N Main St
Palmer, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Peter T Zacharia
(508) 791-8484
33 Lancaster St
Worcester, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Alan Paul Moss
(508) 753-1032
255 Park Ave
Worcester, MA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Robert L Gise
(508) 755-4922
210 Lincoln St
Worcester, 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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