Contact Lenses Elizabethton TN

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Dr.ANDREW SCHWICHTENBERG
(423) 283-4590
2829 East Oakland Avenue
Johnson City, TN
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Optometrist
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Randal J Rabon
(423) 929-2111
110 Med Tech Pkwy
Johnson City, TN
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Ophthalmology

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Phil V Walters
(423) 929-2111
110 Med Tech Pkwy
Johnson City, TN
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Ophthalmology

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Amy B Young
(423) 929-2111
110 Med Tech Pkwy
Johnson City, TN
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Ophthalmology

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Jeffrey O Carlsen
(423) 929-2111
110 Med Tech Pkwy
Johnson City, TN
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Ophthalmology

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Nancy Judaun Alison
(423) 439-7201
325 N State Of Franklin Rd
Johnson City, TN
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Ophthalmology

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Anne H Eberhart
(423) 439-7220
325 N State Of Franklin Rd
Johnson City, TN
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Ophthalmology

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John Clifford Johnson
(423) 929-2111
110 Med Tech Pkwy
Johnson City, TN
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Ophthalmology

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Barbara O Kimbrough
(423) 439-7201
325 N State Of Franklin Rd
Johnson City, TN
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Ophthalmology

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Michael Shahbazi
(423) 929-2111
110 Med Tech Pkwy
Johnson City, 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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