Did you know that according to the CDC, over 12 million Americans suffer from a visual impairment? Fortunately, 80 percent of these visual impairments can easily be treated by an optometrist. Many of these visual impairments can be corrected through gas-permeable contacts. Gas-permeable contacts are an amazing solution to many of the vision issues caused by refractive errors. At Eyes on Hayden in Scottsdale, our team of eye care professionals works tirelessly until we find the appropriate treatment for your eyes.
What are Gas-Permeable Contacts?
Unlike other traditional contact lenses, gas-permeable contacts allow oxygen to pass through the lens, hence the "permeable" part of its name. Gas-permeable contacts are also known as GP contacts. They are used to treat eye disorders that are caused by refractive errors. These errors often include:
- Myopia or nearsightedness
- Hyperopia or farsightedness
Because GP lenses allow oxygen to easily pass through them, wearers do not need to use artificial tears under their lenses. Best of all, these GP lenses fit easily onto the eye and can last for years if they are properly maintained.
Should I Wear Gas-Permeable Contacts?
Contact lenses are a great solution for people that do not want to wear glasses every day, but still need help seeing clearly. Contact lenses might be a bit uncomfortable in the beginning to wear, and this is even more true for GP lenses that are often more rigid than regular soft contact lenses. GP lenses are a great solution if you are experiencing visual disturbances caused by refractive errors. Refractive errors often result in the following symptoms:
- Blurry vision
- Double vision
- Trouble focusing
- Trouble seeing at night
If you are suffering from these visual disturbances, GP contact lenses might be the best treatment.
How Can Our Optometrists in Scottsdale Help?
Only a trained optometrist can determine if your visual issues can be corrected by contact lenses. We will conduct a thorough eye exam and vision screening to determine the cause of your vision issues. We may recommend GP lenses or another option based on the results of your eye exam.
Get Help From Our Optometrists at Eyes on Hayden
Don't let vision issues prevent you from living your best life, or interfere with your daily activities. Our eye doctors can help if you live in or around Scottsdale and are considering making the switch to contact lenses. Call our team today at (480) 900-2020 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.