Fitting RGP lens is more complex
process, than fitting soft contact lenses. The lens should
match the forward surface of a cornea perfectly. Therefore
only an eye doctor with special qualifications and equipment
can fit you with RGP lenses.
In doctor’s opinions, sometimes
RGP lenses are the only solution, for example for patients
with keratoconus and high degree of astigmatism.
Fitted by an experienced eye doctor, modern gas-permeable
lenses are much safer for your eyes, than soft lenses.
And from the financial point of
view, RGP lenses will cost you less, than soft contacts.
They cost more per lens, but they usually live for 2 years.
2 years supply of soft contacts will cost you much more.
Many people think that they can’t
RGP lenses online, that you can only get them from your
doctor’s office. In most cases this isn’t true
– large online contact lens retailers carry big selection
of RGP contacts and they are much cheaper than from a doctor.