Contact Lenses El Dorado AR

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Ivory Amelia Kinslow
(870) 862-4216
310 Thompson Ave
El Dorado, AR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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William Landers OD
South Arkansas Eye Clinic
(870) 862-4216
310 Thompson Ave
El Dorado, AR
 
South Arkansas Eye Clinic PLLC
(870) 862-4216
310 Thompson Ave
El Dorado, AR
Services
Optometrist

JosephL. Templeton,O.D.
(870) 862-9583
322 West Main
El Dorado, AR
 
KristinE. Christian,O.D.
(870) 862-4216
South Arkansas Eye Clinic,310 Thompson Ave
El Dorado, AR
 
Vision Clinic The
(870) 862-2020
514 W Main St
El Dorado, AR
 
James Landers MD
South Arkansas Eye Clinic
(870) 862-4216
310 Thompson Ave
El Dorado, AR
 
J.Scott Simpson,O.D.
(870) 862-4278
310 Thompson Ave
El Dorado, AR
 
Family Vision Ctr
(870) 863-7756
2730 N West Ave
El Dorado, AR
 
Templeton Vision Clinic
(870) 862-9583
P.O. BOX 1623
El Dorado, AR
 
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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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