Gas permeable contact lenses are rigid lenses made of durable plastic that transmits oxygen. These lenses also are called GP lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, RGP lenses and oxygen permeable lenses.
BENEFIT OF GP- LENS
Gas Permeable Contact Lenses Promote Eye Health
Oxygen is essential in the process and is necessary to keep the cornea healthy so that it may in turn, protect the rest of the eye. Gas permeable contact lenses play an important role, allowing the EXCELLENT interaction of the eye with oxygen from the air.
The surface of a gas permeable lens is more resistant to deposits than soft lenses. In contrast, rigid gas permeable lenses are less sponge-like and will not soak up substances that can house bacteria. GP lenses are more durable than soft lenses and because they are obviously harder, they retain better shape. Initially, gas permeable lenses take a little more getting used to than soft lenses. Within a short amount of time, however, the eyes become accustomed to wearing rigid lenses
CANDIDATE FOR GP-LENS
Intolorence to soft lens due to dryness
Severe myopia over -8.00
Demand for high-defination vision
The bottom line is that GP-lens can be worn by just about everyone who want a healthier eyes with sharper vision