About Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
Baton Rouge Eye Physicians is excited to offer our Baton Rouge, LA patients a wide variety of contact lenses, including gas permeable contact lenses. These devices are also known as GP lenses or GPs, and rigid gas permeable lenses or RGP lenses. GPs are hard plastic contact lenses that are made of a breathable silicone type of material that enables oxygen to pass through the device to the eye. Although not as convenient as soft lenses, GPs offer a series of benefits over traditional lenses. These devices are especially ideal for those with severe nearsightedness, farsightedness, dry eye, astigmatism, and other corneal irregularities.
What are the Benefits of Gas Permeable Contact Lenses?
There are many ways patients benefit from wearing gas permeable contact lenses. They provide clear and comfortable vision while ensuring the eye has enough oxygen to stay healthy. Thanks to their breathable design, GPs are less likely to cause complications that interfere with your quality of life. Our team at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians is proud to provide the following additional benefits:
- Incredible vision correction and sharper quality of vision
- More durable and less frequent replacement than soft lenses
- Reduced incidence of irritation or discomfort
- Better overall eye health due to increased oxygen flow through the lens
Am I A Candidate For Gas Permeable Contact Lenses?
Because gas permeable contact lenses are breathable and allow oxygen to flow through, they help maintain the eye's natural moisture. This makes gas permeable contacts ideal for people who struggle with dry eye syndrome. They are also especially suited for people with extreme myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, or other corneal irregularities. During your consultation at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians in Baton Rouge, LA, ask Dr. Peavy or Dr. Small if gas-permeable contact lenses are right for you.
Gas Permeable Contact Lenses Reviews
"Excellent service great people! Rare experience I left my wallet in the waiting room for at least 30 minutes with over $800 dollars in it! The receptionist had it all in tact at the desk! Thanks to them! Plus the visit From start to finish was about 45 minutes and you can get your glasses there! The only simple task of the day."- C.D. / Google / Aug 19, 2020
"Theres a good bit of parking space. Only downfall I had is, I set an appointment for 1:30pm. I finally got called in at 2:00pm. And started getting worked on at 2:45pm. Unfortunately I had to be to work at 3pm. I feel like theres only one eye physician. Other than that,I love my new glasses!"- K.X. / Google / Jan 27, 2020
"I didn't have to wait long , good eyeglass selection. Glasses ready in a short time"- B.S. / Google / Aug 27, 2019
"I highly recommend this establishment ask for Karla to help you she’s truly amazing!!!! She helped my 4 year old pick her glasses even though she wanted probably every pink pair!!!"- B.M. / Google / Oct 08, 2020
The benefits of Gp Lenses
Gas permeable contact lenses provide several advantages over soft lenses. The most notable is that they allow more oxygen to reach the eye, which helps keep the cornea healthy. This also decreases the dependency of artificial tears to lubricate and help maintain moisture on the outer surface of the eye (cornea). Since GPs are so firm and contain less water, they are easier to clean, less susceptible to bacteria, and provide crisper vision. Their durability also makes them long-lasting devices, which means they are cheaper than soft lenses in the long run. In addition, all GPs are custom made, which makes them more comfortable.
Gas Permeable Contact Lens FAQ
How much do gas-permeable contact lenses cost?
Generally, gas-permeable contact lenses are priced at about $100 per lens. However, if the patient has astigmatism or bifocal contacts lenses, there could be an additional cost added to the overall price of the lenses. During your consultation, ask our staff about pricing to receive specific information.
How long do gas-permeable contact lenses last?
As long as your prescription stays the same, gas-permeable contact lenses can last for as long as one year. During this time, it's important to take care of your lenses by using the correct case, contact solution, and any other materials our staff instructs you to use.
Are gas-permeable contact lenses better for astigmatism?
Yes. Gas-permeable contact lenses have proven to be an incredible way to correct symptoms caused by astigmatism. After just a few weeks, most patients begin to notice their eyes adjusting until they have the correct prescription power.
Gas permeable contact lenses are an excellent solution for men and women who are unable to wear soft contact lenses. The durability of GPs enables a number of health and hygiene benefits, lower costs, clearer vision, and better comfort. To learn more about GPs, call Baton Rouge Eye Physicians in Baton Rouge, LA today. Our experts would be happy to talk about all of the advantages of GPs.