Thanks to advancements in technology, contact lenses are now available in many different materials and shapes to suit the people’s diverse needs. Read on as Opti-Care discusses the different types of high-quality contact lenses we offer:
Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
Also known as rigid gas permeables (RGPs), these contact lenses are made of durable and firm plastic, giving you superior visual sharpness. Their porous material increases oxygen passage to your eyes, making RPGs a safe and comfortable product. These lenses are also highly resistant to debris and microorganism buildup. We often recommend them to patients with presbyopia or severe astigmatism.
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are generally made of flexible plastic materials. Their softness enables them to easily take the shape of your eyes, giving you premium visual comfort. They require a relatively shorter adaptation period than other types of lenses. Some variants contain hydrogels or feature oxygen penetration capacity, making them an ideal choice for extended wearing.
Hybrid Contact Lenses
Hybrid contact lenses combine the best features of hard and soft gas permeable lenses. They have a rigid center, which provides exceptional optics for your improved vision, while their soft periphery boosts your eye comfort. They also promote oxygen exchange so your eyes can breath, reducing your risk of developing lens wear-related health complications. Some hybrid lenses even feature an ultraviolet protection layer for added protection.
If you’re looking for premier contact lenses, turn to Opti-Care. We also offer high-quality eyeglasses, comprehensive eye exams, and other reliable eye care services. Call us today at (410) 600-3173 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping families in Sykesville, Ellicott City, Marriottsville, and other Maryland areas experience better eye care.