Contact Lenses Lenoir City TN

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Contact Lenses. You will find informative articles about Contact Lenses, including "Contact Lense Materials, Types, History, Care and Wearing Tips". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Lenoir City, TN that can help answer your questions about Contact Lenses.

Robert E Price
(865) 694-2021
200 Fort Sanders West Blvd
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

Data Provided By:
Mary Patricia Collins
(865) 690-4731
9349 Park West Blvd
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

Data Provided By:
Robert S Dotson
(865) 483-6399
200 New York Ave
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

Data Provided By:
Lee Alan Smalley
(865) 482-8890
90 Vermont Ave
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

Data Provided By:
Robert Earl Walker
(865) 482-8890
90 Vermont Ave
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

Data Provided By:
Paul Seabrook Ambrose
(865) 690-4731
9349 Park West Blvd
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

Data Provided By:
Timothy Paul Powers
(865) 482-8890
90 Vermont Ave
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

Data Provided By:
Bradley Johnson Luttrell
(865) 482-8890
90 Vermont Ave
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

Data Provided By:
Francis Randolph Reid
(865) 482-8890
90 Vermont Ave
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

Data Provided By:
Kenneth W Olander
(865) 681-1234
622 Smithview Dr
Maryville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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 ...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Eyes-and-Vision.com


Copyright 2006-2010 Vision Health