RGP Contact Lenses at Raxworthy Opticians

Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses

These lenses are made from semi-rigid materials which allows more oxygen to pass through to the surface of the eye, making them much healthier to wear. RGPs only cover part of the cornea.

As these contact lenses float on your tears there is some movement whilst blinking and it therefore takes slightly longer to get used to them. However once settled they prove to be very comfortable. RGPs are suitable for most prescriptions.

They are more suited to patients who have large amounts of astigmatism, as they can give better standards of vision. They are the most common type of lens for patients diagnosed with Kerataconus.

RGPs are easy to handle, clean and very durable.

RGP Lenses at Raxworthy OpticiansRGP Lenses at Raxworthy Opticians