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Michael Kaslow
(931) 388-5114
1222 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Kurt Jeter OD
(931) 381-2068
1501 Hatcher Ln # C
Columbia, TN
 
GarrettW. Mc Natt,O.D.
3446 Hawks Ridge
Columbia, TN
 
JenniferB. Drake,O.D.
EYE HEALTH PARTNERS,1709 WEDGEWOOD
Columbia, TN
 
Eye Care Plus
(931) 540-0700
816 S James Campbell Blvd
Columbia, TN
 
Cheeks Optical Inc
(931) 388-2061
1922 Shady Brook St
Columbia, TN
Services
Optometrist

Hatcher Lane Eye Care
(931) 388-3604
P.O. BOX 180
Columbia, TN
 
StacyL. Kreger,O.D.
(931) 380-3036
1301 Totwood Avenue
Columbia, TN
 
Pearle Vision Ctr
(931) 380-3036
1301 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
 
Tom Burks & Assoc
(931) 381-7053
1922 Shady Brook St
Columbia, 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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