Gas permeable (GP) contact lenses are made from rigid and oxygen permeable contact lens materials. The GP lenses are smaller in size (9.6 to 10.6mm) than hybrid contact lenses (14.5mm) and much smaller than a scleral contact lens (larger gas permeable lens). The SynergEyes gas permeable contact lenses are now available in the United States. This article outlines the different types of contact lenses.
The SynergEyes GP ll lens is an innovative corneal gas permeable contact lens with two innovations: 1) a linear landing zone and 2) a unique tear reservoir.
The tear reservoir, in this larger 10.6 mm lens, allows for increased tear exchange resulting in great comfort. The linear landing zone creates a gentle, comfortable lens edge. The GP ll lens delivers excellent, stable centration and is ideal for patients seeking greater comfort with gas permeable lenses.
- Larger Lens Diameter (10.6mm) than the SynergEyes GP (9.6mm) provides more uniform pressure distribution with minimal edge awareness
- Tear Reservoir Zone provides increased tear circulation
- Ease of adaptation due to decreased lens movement and lens edge awareness
- High Oxygen Permeability from Menicon Z material
There are many types of specialty contact lenses. Find an eye care practitioner that prescribes SynergEyes gas permeable contact lenses.