What is RGP?

Are you bothered by dry eyes, eye discomfort and inconsistent vision with soft contact lenses?

GP lenses can be your ideal solution!

Gas permeable lens, or GP lens, is an advanced type of contact lenses, designed to provide sharper vision and high oxygen permeability for longer wearing hours compared to soft contact lenses.

With a wider range of curvatures and sizes, GP lens design allows practitioners to customise the perfect fit of lens to your eyes.

GP lenses are often confused with traditional hard lenses. Through extensive research and customization over decades, traditional hard lens materials are now replaced with more flexible and breathable materials to greatly improve lens comfort and performance, making it a great alternative to soft contact lenses.

Advantages of RGP? why RGP?

  1. High oxygen permeability, keeping the eyes well-nourished and healthy, as well as longer wearing hours.
  2. Fully customized fitting according to your eye curvature and size, achieving optimal lens fitting and stable clear vision.
  3. Sharper vision for high astigmatism prescription due to the advanced lens design.
  1. High durability of up to 2 years/pair of GP lenses.
  2. High deposit resistance from bacteria and protein deposits, keeping your eyes healthy and comfortable during prolonged lens wear.

GP Contacts vs. Soft Contacts

Weigh the Difference:

Here’s a comparison chart to help you see how well these lenses perform in a number of key areas:

 

GP Contacts

Soft Lenses

Oxygen Delivery

GP contacts are made of special materials that allow your eyes to breathe. Oxygen is absolutely necessary to the health of your eyes.

Some soft contact lenses just don’t allow enough oxygen to get through to your eyes. This can lead to corneal problems.

Visual Acuity

GP contacts have superior optics. Since they’re firm, they retain their shape better when you blink, so your eyes don’t have to refocus as much. And they are superb for astigmatism or bifocal needs.

When you blink, soft lenses are more likely to distort; your eyes must then refocus, which can be annoying if you’re reading, or detrimental to your performance if you’re driving or participating in sports.

Initial Comfort

GP contact lenses require a short adaptation period.

Soft lenses are comfortable from just about the moment you put them on.

Long-Term Comfort

GP contacts require almost no water to maintain their shape, so they won’t pull the moisture away from your eyes.

After a few hours of wear, water-absorbing soft lenses can dry out your eyes, making them itchy and tired.

Durability

GP contacts are made of a firm plastic, so they don’t scratch or tear. And they stay clear over time.

Made of a gel-like plastic, soft lenses are easy to tear. And protein deposit buildup clouds the lenses over time.

Deposit Resistance

Their smooth finish and lack of water retention mean they harbor fewer protein deposits from your tear film. This is healthier and more comfortable for your eyes.

Since soft lenses absorb more of your tears, they are more likely to contain protein deposits from your tears and harbor bacteria. More deposits are scratchy, too.

Value

GP contacts are much less expensive to maintain; also, they last longer so you don’t have to spend as much on replacements.

Soft lenses require significant spending on cleaning supplies; and they don’t last as long, so you buy new lenses more often.