Contact Lenses Tullahoma TN

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Robert Craig Collier
(931) 393-2020
1100 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Ben Bob Mahan
(931) 393-6004
926 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dr.Susan Laws
(931) 962-1266
731 Dinah Shore Boulevard
Winchester, TN
Gender
F
Speciality
Optometrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Semmes Vision Clinic
(931) 461-0222
926 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
 
Optical Concepts Inc
(931) 454-2000
1400 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Services
Optometrist

Hunter W Norris
(931) 393-2020
1100 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Robert Wendell Ridley
(931) 393-6004
926 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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JamesH. Blanks,O.D.
(931) 455-5454
Eye Care Center Associates,1100 North Jackson Street
Tullahoma, TN
 
Mahan Ridley PLLC
(931) 393-6004
926 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Services
Optometrist

Eye Care Center Associates PA
(931) 393-2020
1100 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Services
Optometrist

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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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