• Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens – Care and maintanance

    20th February, 2014
  • RGP Lens also known as Gas Permeable Rigid lens.


    Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens Care Maintanance

    Rigid gas permeable lenses are rigid contact lenses made of oxygen-permeable polymers. Initially developed in the late 1970s, and through the 1980s and 1990s, they were an improvement over prior ‘hard’ lenses that restricted oxygen transmission to the eye.
    Rigid lenses are able to replace the natural shape of the cornea with a new refracting surface. This means that a regular (spherical) rigid contact lens can provide good level of vision in people who have astigmatism or distorted corneal shapes as with keratoconus. However, they require a period of adaptation before full comfort is achieved.

     Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens Care

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