The first choice when considering contact lenses is which lens material will best satisfy your needs. There are five types of contact lenses, based on type of lens material they are made of:
Soft lenses are made from gel-like, water-containing plastics called hydrogels. These lenses are very thin and pliable and conform to the front surface of the eye.
- Silicone hydrogel lenses are made of an advanced type of soft contact lens material that allows more oxygen to pass through the lens and reach the front surface of the eye. These lenses can be worn for 12 hours. Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are now the most popular type of contact lenses.
- Gas permeable lenses. Also called GP or RGP lenses, these are rigid contact lenses that maintain their shape on the eye, enabling them to correct astigmatism and other refractive errors. These specialized lenses are advised for those who have cornea irregularities, keratoconus and very high power prescription. It usually takes some time for your eyes to adjust to GP lenses when you first start wearing them; but after this initial adaptation period, most people find GP lenses are as comfortable like soft lenses.
We also dispense specialty contact lenses like mini scleral, sclera, and prosthetic contact lense.
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