Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP or GP) contact lenses are primary option for correcting KC vision. The rigid lens masks the underlying irregular cornea and functions as the new refractive surface of the eye, with the tear film filling in the space between the back of the contact lens andthe front of the eye. “Rigid” defines the type of lens. “Gas Permeable” describes the lens material. There are many different RGP lens designs.

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Watch this video about inserting and removing RGP contact lenses:

There are a number of things you should be aware of for the successful care of your rigid lenses. Learn more about the Do’s & Don’t’s of Rigid lenses.