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What is the difference between hard and soft contact lenses?

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Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Flexible vs rigid

Hard contact lenses are rigid, soft are flexable, the rigid lenses can correct higher astigmatism and irregular corneal surfaces.

In brief: Flexible vs rigid

Hard contact lenses are rigid, soft are flexable, the rigid lenses can correct higher astigmatism and irregular corneal surfaces.
Dr. Charles Titone
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Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Ease of use, comfort

Hard gas permeable lenses correct severe astigmatism and are more resistant to infection.
Soft lenses are almost 50% water and are easier to get used to. Their sponge-like structure allows bacteria to stick to their surface and may permit ocular infection to occur with severe vision loss.

In brief: Ease of use, comfort

Hard gas permeable lenses correct severe astigmatism and are more resistant to infection.
Soft lenses are almost 50% water and are easier to get used to. Their sponge-like structure allows bacteria to stick to their surface and may permit ocular infection to occur with severe vision loss.
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