Hard contact lenses
Hard contact lenses are also called RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable) lenses. Because of the name “hard” lens, people often think that a soft lens is better, but nothing could be further from the truth. Although the time required to get used to this type of lens is often a little longer than with soft contact lenses, RGP contact lenses are very friendly to the eye. This is because they are custom-made for your eyes and allow a relatively large amount of oxygen to pass through.
Because RGP lenses are made of a hard type of material, this type of lens retains its shape better than soft lenses. You can therefore also wear them longer and they are less likely to tear. Also, much higher-quality optical properties can be produced in a hard lens. In other words, they can correct a wide range of strengths. Think cylinders, multifocals and higher strengths.
Your eye, your lens
- Last a long time
- Are suitable for correcting almost all strengths
- Allow a comparatively large amount of oxygen to pass through
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Frequently Asked Questions
Which contact lens is best for my eyes?It depends entirely on you and your eyes. During an eye exam an eye care specialist assesses your eyes and looks at the strength and shape of your eye, among other things. You personal situation is also evaluated: When do you want to use them? How often? In what work environment? Based on all the measurements, you can choose the best lenses together with the specialist. Visit your nearest optician for an eye exam or consultation.
What are the benefits of contact lenses?Contact lenses offer freedom, endless possibilities, and for some, they are even the only chance for good vision. The benefits of contact lenses: • They are ideal for playing sports and exercise; • Contact lenses cannot fog up; • Compared to eyeglasses, they typically offer a wider field of view with less image distortion; • They are invisible; • Contact lenses come in many shapes and sizes.
How do I clean my lenses?It is important to clean your contact lenses daily. The moment you remove your lenses, it is important to clean, rinse and disinfect them with the recommended lens solution as prescribed or advised by your contact lens specialist. Contact lens cases should also be emptied, cleaned and rinsed daily, as they can be a source of bacterial growth. Importantly, lenses, lens cases and other lens-related products should not come into contact with (tap) water because of the increased risk of microbial keratitis.