Both Hard and Soft Contact lenses are used to correct various eye conditions such as Myopia, Hyperopia, Presbyopia, Astigmatism and medical conditions i.e. Keratoconus.
Two types of visual correction contact lenses are available. Hard (Gas Permeable), and Soft (Plastic) The type of contacts you use depends on your particular situation. Dr. Trevino and Dr. Ramos will be able to help you choose from the following types of lenses.
These lenses are also known as “RGPs.” They are newer rigid or “hard” lenses made of plastics combined with other materials, such as silicone and fluoropolymers, which allow oxygen in the air to pass directly through the contact lens to nourish the cornea. For this reason, they are called “gas permeable.”
Soft Contact Lenses
These lenses are made of plastic materials that incorporate water. The water makes them soft and flexible, as well as allowing oxygen to reach the cornea. More than 75% of contact lens wearers in the United States use soft lenses.