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Breaking in rigid gas permeable contacts? How many hours a day?

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Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
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In brief: Incremental.

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Generally I have a new rigid gas permeable (rgp) contact lens wearer, who is just commencing their use, to wear it for 4 hours the first day and then go up by one hour daily from that point on to a maximum of 12 hours. You want to avoid contact lens overwear syndrome where the eyes feel so comfortable with the rgps on that you do not break them in.

In brief: Incremental.

Varied answers from various eye care specialists.
Generally I have a new rigid gas permeable (rgp) contact lens wearer, who is just commencing their use, to wear it for 4 hours the first day and then go up by one hour daily from that point on to a maximum of 12 hours. You want to avoid contact lens overwear syndrome where the eyes feel so comfortable with the rgps on that you do not break them in.
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