Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses
Rigid gas-permeable contact lenses (RGPs) are made of rigid plastic that allows oxygen through the lens to the cornea.
RGP lenses are more durable, resistant to build up, and generally provide a clearer, crisper vision than soft contact lenses. However, they’re not as initially comfortable to wear as soft contacts and may take a bit longer to get used to.
Scleral lenses are large-diameter gas-permeable contact lenses designed to vault over the cornea and sit on the whites of the eyes.
The larger size of scleral lenses creates a tear reservoir between the cornea and the lens, making these lenses ideal for providing relief from ocular conditions like keratoconus and chronic dry eyes.
Toric lenses are a type of soft contact lens used to improve vision for those with astigmatism. They’re weighted to prevent them from rotating.
Multifocal & Bifocal Lenses
Multifocal and bifocal contact lenses contain multiple prescriptions and are designed to correct presbyopia. They’re a great option for those who require prescriptions for multiple distances, like driving and reading.
Keratoconus is a condition that causes your cornea to thin and bulge into a cone shape. This abnormal shape can cause blurred vision, glare, and light sensitivity. There are a few different contact lens options for those with keratoconus, including RGP and scleral lenses. Our optometric team can give you the best advice on what will work best for you during your next exam.
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) lenses are a type of RGP lens designed to reshape the cornea overnight to correct myopia. Designed to be removed in the morning, you can enjoy clear vision during the day without needing glasses.