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Contact Lens Info Guide


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Q.  What are disposable lenses, and their benefits?
  Disposable contact lenses are soft contacts that are replaced frequently.  The recommended wearing time will be determined by the doctor.  Benefits: Prevent discomfort, dryness, blurred vision, and allergic reactions.  Elander Eye care can provide the options and help you choose the appropriate frequency.

Q.  What are gas permeable (GP) contacts?
  Gas permeable contacts are rigid hard lenses that allow a large amount of oxygen to pass through the lens.

Q.  Why would I want to wear GP lenses?
  GP lenses give clearer, crisper vision than soft contacts, especially if one has astigmatism or an eye condition that affects the shape of the cornea.  A bifocal GP lens may be the lens of choice for someone who needs glasses for distance and reading.  Patients with allergies or dry eyes are often more successful with GP lenses.  The high transmission of oxygen through the lens means a healthier option for all patients.

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