Contact Lens Basics

RGP Contact Lenses - Would They Work for You?

The Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses have numerous advantages over soft contact lenses. These lenses are healthy for your eyes. The biggest advantage of RGP lenses is that these lenses last for a number of years. Some people have certain fears about RGP lenses. They think that RGP lenses are not comfortable.

Before you opt for   RGP contact lens, it is a good idea to look at their  advantages and disadvantages.. It is essential to know the features of RGP lens. Many people have certain doubts about the RGP lenses. They think these lenses are hard contact lenses. The biggest confusion in these people is when they compare RGP with PMMS lenses.

The fact of the matter is that PMMS lenses are hard lenses of the previous generation. The plastic that is used in the RGP lens is of a different type. The plastic makes these lenses more flexible than their hard counterparts. The biggest advantage of RGP lenses is that they are permeable to oxygen. As suggested by their name, these lenses are gas permeable. These lenses do not block the flow of oxygen into the corneas.

It is a well known medical fact that the lack of oxygen supply to the eyes can cause serious eye complications. It can also lead to inflammation in the cornea. RGP contacts are also recommended for use in extremely dry conditions. The users of  RGP contact lens blink less often. This is the reason that RGP contact lens is good for computer users.

The biggest advantage of RGP lenses is that these lenses do not suck the moisture from your eyes. The person who wears RGP lens feels a sense of comfort even at the end of the day. RGP lens proves to be the best in the correction of high degree of conditions like presbyopia and astigmatism. The RGP lens is extremely good for the treatment of some diseases like keratinous. RGP lenses do not allow deposits of protein and lipids. They give you extreme sharp vision.   

RGP lenses are more expensive than other lenses. If you consider, the fact that they last for 2 to 3 years and have a number of other advantages, then the cost is justified.