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Rigid Gas-Permeable Contact Lenses

Although less popular than soft contact lenses, gas-permeable (GP) or rigid gas-permeable (RGP) contact lenses boast a number of advantages. Continuous improvements in design and technology are also making these lenses a valuable choice for many.

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Benefits of GP/RGP Contact Lenses

Health and Hygiene Benefits

GP lenses are made from a firm plastic material that allows oxygen to reach the eye. This material also has no water content, reducing the likelihood of bacterial growth and eye infections. They also resist protein deposits, ensuring cleaner and safer contact lens wear. Plus, their durable nature makes them easier to disinfect and maintain, often lasting a year or more.

Better, Stable Vision

The rigid material they’re made of creates a smooth surface that provides sharp and stable vision, as they maintain their shape and move with your eye. GP lenses also don’t dehydrate the eye’s moisture, which preserves clear vision.

Enhanced Comfort

Their custom-made design, based on your eye's curvature and corneal shape, enhances comfort and visual experience. They also reduce dry eye issues often experienced with other lens types.

GP Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

GP lenses maintain their shape on the eye, delivering clear and stable vision correction. This makes them ideal for those with astigmatism who aren’t suitable candidates for soft lenses.

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Adapting to GP Lenses

Adjusting to gas-permeable contact lenses may take some time, especially if you’re used to larger-diameter soft lenses. When you first wear GP lenses, you may experience "lens awareness" as you blink, but after a few weeks your eyes will adapt and you‘ll hardly notice they’re there!

GP Lenses for Myopia Control and Ortho-K

Did you know that rigid gas-permeable contact lenses are proven to slow the progression of myopia in children?

That’s why they’re used for Orthokeratology (ortho-K lenses), a procedure involving overnight lens wear to temporarily reshape the cornea for improved vision during the day.