Contact Lenses Knoxville TN

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Gary Norman Gitschlag
(865) 521-7998
2100 W Clinch Ave
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Tod Alan McMillan
(865) 588-0811
1124 E Weisgarber Rd
Knoxville, TN
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Ophthalmology

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Steven L Sterling
(865) 540-1777
2607 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Kenneth Lawrence Raulston
(865) 546-7140
930 Emerald Ave
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Joseph Morris Googe
(865) 588-0811
1124 E Weisgarber Rd
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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William N Williford
(865) 546-1464
930 E Emerald Ave
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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John Charles Hoskins
(865) 588-0811
1124 E Weisgarber Rd
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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John T Dawson
(865) 546-1464
930 E Emerald Ave
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dr.David Patton
(865) 687-1232
7600 Kingston Pike #1110
Knoxville, TN
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Speciality
Optometrist
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Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Stephen Robert Franklin
(865) 546-7140
930 Emerald Ave
Knoxville, TN
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Ophthalmology

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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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