Contact Lenses Cookeville TN

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James M Grisolano
(931) 528-1567
768 S Willow Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Alissa Craft Hudson
(931) 372-1994
315 N Washington Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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James E Miller Optometrist
(931) 526-2143
628 E 10th St
Cookeville, TN
Services
Optometrist

Mullins Vision Associates
(931) 526-6711
585 E. 10th St.
Cookeville, TN
 
James M. Grisolano, M.D.
(931) 528-1567
768 S Willow Ave
Cookeville, TN
Services
LASIK, PRK, CK (Conductive Keratoplasty), RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange), cataract surgery, routine eye exams, glasses, contact lenses, diabetic eye exams, glaucoma eye exams, optical shop, name brand and budget framesRetino-Vitreous Laser Surgery,

John Martin Epley
(931) 526-7581
125 South Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Miller James E Od
(931) 526-2143
P.O. BOX 460
Cookeville, TN
 
GregM. Beem,O.D.
(931) 372-0419
michael beecham O.D.,768 S. Jefferson
Cookeville, TN
 
BillyM. Beecham,O.D.
(931) 372-0419
michael beecham O.D.,768 S. Jefferson
Cookeville, TN
 
James Miller OD
Morrison Mullins & Sparks
(931) 526-2143
628 E 10Th St
Cookeville, 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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