Eye examinations for contact lenses are one of the many services that Dr. Skrzypczak and the staff at Kalkaska Family Vision Care offer. If you decide that you are interested in contact lenses, Dr. Skrzypczak will help you to carefully determine which type of contact lenses are best suited for you.
Contact lenses need to be cared for everyday and replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type of lenses that you choose. Here at Kalkaska Family Vision Care, we offer you many different choices of contact lenses so we will be sure to find the right fit for you. Contacts are available in soft, rigid gas-permeable (RGP), Scleral Rigid Gas-Permeable (SRGP) and Hybrid lens material.
Soft contact lenses are true to their name–being soft and flexible, and they fit easily and comfortably. With soft lenses, you have the choice whether to replace them monthly, weekly or daily. If you play sports, soft contact lenses might be a great alternative to glasses. The lenses fit close to your eye thus making it harder for them to fall out. Many patients agree that soft contacts are the best for comfort.
Rigid Gas-Permeable (RGP) Lenses
Rigid Gas-Permeable lenses provide clear eyesight, however they are less comfortable than soft contact lenses at first but with time, your eyes adapt to the sensation. These lenses are more sturdy than soft lenses but they often require a longer time to adjust. Gas-permeable lenses are easy to care for and are very durable.
Scleral Rigid Gas-Permeable (SRGP) Lenses
Scleral Rigid Gas-permeable contact lenses are much larger than the traditional RGP. Its larger size allows it to vault over the entire corneal surface, gently landing on the edge of the sclera for support. SRGPs are usually used to help improve the vision of patients who cannot be fit with soft or even the traditional RGP lenses due to an irregular corneal shape.
Hybrid Contact Lenses
A hybrid contact lens is a mix between an RGP and a soft contact lens. The center of the contact lens provides superior optics due to the RGP material while the peripheral part of the lens is soft providing excellent centration and improved comfort over the RGP design. There are many uses for this lens from treating standard refractive errors to helping those with irregular corneas improve their vision.