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

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Omni Visions
(931) 525-6174
420 N Washington Ave # 190
Cookeville, TN
 
DennisL. Cosgrove,O.D.
(931) 528-1304
Cookeville Eye Specialists,1059 Neal Street
Cookeville, TN
 
Jane E. Wheeler-Smith, O.D.
(931) 528-7765
46 W. Broad St.
Cookeville, TN
 
Alissa Craft Hudson
(931) 372-1994
315 N Washington Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Miller James E Od
(931) 526-2143
P.O. BOX 460
Cookeville, TN
 
Jane E Wheeler
(931) 528-7765
46 W Broad St
Cookeville, TN
Services
Optometrist

Lighthouse Optical Of Tennessee Llc
(931) 528-6411
430 Neal St
Cookeville, TN
Services
Optometrist

Huddleston Family Vision Care
(931) 526-2022
45 N Dixie Ave
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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