Benefits and Applications of GP Lenses

Benefits

1. Good Vision

  • Automatically corrects most astigmatism
  • Excellent optical quality
  • Good surface wettability
  • Good bifocal lens designs

2. Excellent Eye Health

  • On average 2-3 times more oxygen provided to the cornea as compared to most soft lenses
  • Smaller size allows tear exchange and debris removal
  • Fewer deposits due to surface wettability

3. Durability

  • GP lenses last longer and don’t need to be replaced as often as soft lenses
  • Lower long-term cost

4. Ease of Handling

  • Smaller size lenses are easier to insert

5. Ease of Care

  • Simple cleaning and disinfecting systems can be used due to wettable surfaces and deposit-resistant surfaces
  • Lower annual cost

6. Slow Down Myopia Progression

  • Studies have shown that GP lenses slow down myopia progression in young people

Applications

1. Critical Vision Needs

2. Astigmatism Correction

3. Children and Teenagers

4. Presbyopia – bifocal correction

5. Irregular Cornea – keratoconus, trauma, corneal warpage

6. Soft Lens Failures – poor vision, eye health compromise

7. Orthokeratology / Corneal Refractive Therapy