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Contact Lenses Cullman AL

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Terry L Dawson MD
(256) 736-5507
1890 AL Highway 157
Cullman, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology

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William E Holcomb
(256) 739-3605
1890 Al Highway 157
Cullman, AL
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Phillip Guthery Enterprises Inc
(256) 775-3937
100 7th St Sw Ste B
Cullman, AL
Services
Optometrist

James Veal MD
(256) 734-9613
1890 Al Highway 157 # 410
Cullman, AL
 
Wayne B Fuller OD
(256) 734-1121
210 2nd Ave Se
Cullman, AL
Services
Optometrist

Dr.EMILY FLORES
(205) 734-8514
601A Graham St
Cullman, AL
Gender
F
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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KevinW. Neal,O.D.
(256) 775-0269
Kevin W. Neal, O.D., P.C.,626 Olive Street S.w.
Cullman, AL
 
WayneB. Fuller,O.D.
(205) 734-1121
210 2nd Avenue SE
Cullman, AL
 
Family Eye Clinic
(256) 775-3937
100 7th St SW # B
Cullman, AL
 
DavidM. Cole,O.D.
(256) 736-2208
Cole Eyecare & Optical,113 First Avenue Northeast
Cullman, AL
 
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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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