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Hard Contact Lens
I prefer: The traditional two bottle boston product. This has a good cleaning solution and separate insertion and storage solution. ...Read more
Many differences: Rigid contact lenses provide excellent vision, often much better than soft lenses, and are generally much cheaper to wear. A pair will often last 2 or 3 years. They are easier to put in and harder to take out than soft lenses. They are more difficult to get used to. For certain eye problems, like lots of astigmatism or irregular corneas, they are the best method of vision correction. ...Read more
6 to 9 months: Generally, if you're removing them every night, cleaning and disinfecting them they can last up to 9 months or 1 yr depending on how you take care of them and how your eye reacts to the lens itself. Scratches or chips in the lens, or eye irritation from the lens is a sign to replace the lens. ...Read more
Vision and Care: Rigid contacts can provide better vision as they replace the eye's surface with a perfectly curved one. Soft lenses assume the shape of the eye and don't correct for irregularity. Also, hard lens are more durable and easier to care for. Disadvantages are they fall out easier, are harder to fit, and usually take some time initially to become comfortable. Long term complications can be less vs. Soft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The material: Soft contact lenses are made of various materials that attract water, which is what makes them soft. The average contact lens is between 35-40% water and they are not only soft but very pliable. Hard contact lense, which these days are know as gas permeable lenses, have no water content and are not flexible. ...Read more
No : You should just use a system that is designed for the type of contact lenses you wear. ...Read more
I have run out of conditioning solution for my hard contact lenses. I have a cleaner. Can I soak my lenses in the resetting solution prior to wearing ?
Rewetting: solution or sterile cleaning contact solution.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are the prescription numbers for soft contact lenses the same as the prescription numbers for hard contact lenses or RGP lenses ?
Contact lenses: I have been seeing several doctors since age 6 and am now age 72. As a "kid" it was awful but over time it is OK. Your eye doctor will help you through all the possible options for eye care. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
How often should I replace solution in my contacts case for my hard gas permeable contact lenses?
Dryness: When we concentrate on our computer work or reading we do not blink as often as normally and contact lenses get dry. This means also somewhat blurry and less comfortable. This is especially true in winter when air indoors is drier. Remember that contacts float on our tear film and that blinking re-wets them and the cornea with every blink, . ...Read more