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Gas Permeable (GP) Contact Lenses

These contact lenses are made from a hard, oxygen permeable material offering a number of advantages over soft contact lenses. Some of these advantages are:

  • Because protein deposits won’t build up on the lens, they will be cleaner and healthier;
  • Because they don’t contain water, they are less likely to breed bacteria that can cause eye infections; and
  • Because they are made of strong durable material, they are easy to clean and less likely to tear.

On the downside, GP lenses may require a longer adaptation period because of the “lens awareness” felt when blinking.

Every patient is unique in their needs and desires. That is why at Cambridge Eye Associates we take the time to get to know you and fit you with the best contact lenses for you.