Gas permeable (hard) contact lenses offer some outstanding benefits over soft lenses. For one, because rigid lenses are made from a firm plastic material, they retain their shape when you blink, which tends to provide sharper vision than pliable soft lenses.
Rigid lenses also are extremely durable. Although you can break them (for instance, if you step on them), you can't tear them easily, like soft lenses.
And they're made of materials that don't contain water (as soft contact lenses do), so protein from your tears do not adhere to Rigid lenses as readily as they do to soft lenses.
With a minimal care, gas permeable contact lenses can last for years, as long as you don't require a Prescription change.
They are great for:
People who are very discerning and are willing to go through a period of adaptation to contact lens wear to achieve the sharpest vision possible.
Some people with astigmatism for whom soft contacts don't produce the desired vision clarity
People with allergies to other contact lens materials
People who have a condition called keratoconus, where the cornea is cone-shaped and causes extreme visual distortion.
People who have corneal problems such as after surgery
People who want one pair of durable contact lenses that can last a long period without damage.
At Eastlakes Eye Care our optometrist fits a wide range of Rigid Contact Lenses, for a range of eye conditions. Come in for a consultation to see if you are eligible for Rigid contact lenses.
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