RGP contact lens stores
RGP (rigid gas
permeable) lenses are as easy to care for as soft
contacts. When you buy a solution make sure, it is for
hard contact lenses. Most multi-purposed solutions are
RGP contacts don’t get as much protein deposits
as soft lenses, so cleaning them isn’t such a problem.
Rub them lightly in a solution. Some practitioners recommend
washing RGP contacts with water, but majority of doctors
agree that it isn’t a good idea. Water contains
all kinds of bacteria. You can use boiled water (cold
of course), but it is safer to use solution.
your RGP lens gets older, it will be more difficult to
clean it. If it doesn’t provide clear vision any
more, ask your eye doctor if it is possible to get it
polished. Some practitioners do that.
When not wearing, keep your lenses in the special contact
lens case in a solution (not water). Wash your case
every time you take the lenses out. It is best to use
unperfumed soap and rinse it with boiled water. Then let
it dry before next use.
Most people don’t know it, but RGP contact lenses
have many advantages over soft contact lens. They are
as comfortable, as easy to care for and less expensive
(in the long run) than soft contacts