Contact Lenses Georgetown SC

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Gerald R Tiller
(843) 546-8421
1200 Highmarket St
Georgetown, SC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Richard E DeChamplain
(843) 546-8421
1200 Highmarket St
Georgetown, SC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Vaught Eye Assoc
(843) 436-2020
915 N Fraser St
Georgetown, SC
 
Vaught Eye Associate Inc
(843) 546-4263
915 N Fraser St
Georgetown, SC
 
Anderson Eye Center PA
(843) 436-2020
915 N Fraser St
Georgetown, SC
Services
Optometrist

Carole M Young
(843) 546-8421
1200 Highmarket St
Georgetown, SC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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John R Hazelton
(843) 652-3939
4055 Hwy. 17 South
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Coatal Optical Inc
(843) 546-0442
400 Marina Dr
Georgetown, SC
Services
Optometrist

Wal-mart Stores Inc
(803) 546-2695
1310 N Fraser St
Georgetown, SC
Services
Optometrist

Georgetown Optical & Vision
(843) 527-2682
1175 N Fraser St
Georgetown, SC
 
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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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