Contact Lenses Clarksville TN

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Van R Williams
(270) 798-8372
650 Joel Dr
Fort Campbell, KY
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Kevin Schmidt OD
Eye Care Plus
(931) 551-3031
2808 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Clarksville, TN
 
Ensor Scott Od
(931) 552-4455
2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd # 665
Clarksville, TN
 
Cole Vision Corporation
(931) 553-2132
2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Clarksville, TN
Services
Optometrist

Orr & Routledge Optometrists
(931) 648-0544
1492 Madison St
Clarksville, TN
 
Earle Glenn Sanford
(270) 798-8372
650 Joel Drive
Fort Campbell, KY
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Greg Ray OD
(931) 906-4446
3050 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Clarksville, TN
 
Eye Care Plus
(931) 551-3031
2024 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Clarksville, TN
 
Dr Mark Lynn & Associates PLLC
(931) 553-8033
2866 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Clarksville, TN
Services
Optometrist

Eye Care Plus
(931) 551-3031
2808 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Clarksville, TN
 
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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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