Today, wearing contact lenses is all about choices. Years ago your options were quite limited, but now the market is overflowing with options. However, two options currently dominate the market: rigid gas permeable contact lenses, also known as RGP, and soft contacts. This variety often confuses newcomers, or those looking for corrective contacts. To mitigate this issue here is our breakdown of the dominant Phoenix contact lenses.
RGP contact lenses are created using a hard and durable oxygen-permeable material. Permeable membranes allow oxygen to pass directly through them and arrive at the cornea. They offer a wide range of benefits, including the fact that they do not contain any water. Thanks to this, they are more resistant to bacteria and eye infection. This allows the wearer to clean them easily without fearing they could be damaged in the process. RGP contacts also provide a higher degree of comfort because they are made using the patient’s eye size, shape, and curvature.
Because RGP contacts don’t bend while blinking, they provide better vision that is stable and sharp. They also lower the chances of dehydration and improve retinal health. Their initial price might be high but, thanks to their durability, they last a long time, making them much more cost-effective than disposable lenses. Finally, RGP contacts are a great aid to patients suffering from astigmatism. Because of their rigid shape, they hold onto the eye and reshape the cornea. This improves your vision and treats astigmatism.
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contacts are different from RGP contacts, but they also provide their wearers with a wide array of benefits. Firstly, because of their flexible shape, they are, in general, more comfortable for the wearer. This also allows individuals to sleep with them on. When the wearer needs to adjust them, the soft contacts can be moved, and their position corrected easily. Additionally, soft contacts have custom color alternatives and Toric lenses for astigmatism treatment.
Find the Perfect Phoenix Contact Lenses for You
These two types of lenses aren’t the only options available. Contact our Phoenix Optometrists to schedule an eye examination. Our lens specialists will help you find the contacts that fit your needs perfectly.