Contact Lenses Greeneville TN

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Luke L Ellenburg
(423) 639-6848
801 E Church St
Greeneville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Thomas Lloyd Brown
(423) 639-6848
801 E Church St
Greeneville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Bradford Emde OD
Howard S Kelley Odpc
(423) 639-8128
Po Box 758
Greeneville, TN
 
Howard S Kelley OD PC
(423) 639-8128
1000 Tusculum Blvd
Greeneville, TN
Services
Optometrist

Luke Ellenburg MD
Greeneville Eye Clinic
(423) 639-6848
801 E Church St
Greeneville, TN
 
William J Smead
(423) 639-6848
801 E Church St
Greeneville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Laura Leigh Urban
(423) 693-6848
801 E Church St
Greeneville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Greenville Eye Clinic Optical Shop
(423) 639-6454
801 E Church St
Greeneville, TN
Services
Optometrist

Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(423) 639-7139
2755 E Andrew Johnson Hwy
Greeneville, TN
Services
Optometrist

East View Eye Care PC
(423) 639-8128
1000 Tusculum Blvd Ste 4
Greeneville, 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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