Contact Lenses Leitchfield KY

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AnnaL. Harned,O.D.
(270) 259-2020
Visionfirst,2525 Elizabethtown Rd.
Leitchfield, KY
 
Timothy Landis OD
Munfordville Eye Care Ctr
(270) 259-6329
2525 Elizabethtown Rd
Leitchfield, KY
 
LarryAbney,O.D.
2525 Elizabethtown Rd
Leitchfield, KY
 
CharlesBarrett Simpson,O.D.
(270) 259-2020
Vision First Eye Care,2525 Elizabethtown Road
Leitchfield, KY
 
JarrodA. Mayhew,O.D.
104 Mohawk St. P O Box 124
Brownsville, KY
 
American Eye Institute PC
(270) 259-6329
2525 Elizabethtown Rd
Leitchfield, KY
Services
Optometrist

Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(270) 230-0017
1801 Elizabethtown Rd
Leitchfield, KY
Services
Optometrist

Abney Eye Centers
Dr. Brett Abney
(270) 259-0500
31 Bobby Bland Way
Leitchfield, KY
 
Sck Vision Care Psc
(270) 597-2333
104 Mohawk St
Brownville, KY
Services
Optometrist

Abney Eye Centers
Dr. Brett Abney
(270) 597-9571
100 Park Pl., Ste. 4
Brownsville, KY
 

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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