Care and Handling of Your GP Lenses
GP lenses are not as popular as other soft lenses but they can provide you with a sharper vision than any other soft lenses. For people who have astigmatism or certain higher-order aberrations, GP lenses would be a perfect. They are made with a rigid oxygen-permeable material, which is extremely congenial for contact lenses. They are commonly known as GP, RGP or oxygen-permeable contacts. GP lenses are more resistant to proteins and other types of deposits. As a result, they are easy-to-clean and they are durable than any other soft lenses. In that case, GP lenses are a comfortable yet cost-effective option. So, in this article, we are going to talk about how you can take care of the GP lenses to ensure they remain in tip-top shape.
What is a GP Lens and how they should be handled?
As you know GP or Gas Permeable Lens is mainly used to treat people who have a problem in the eyes. So, when you are trying to handle GP lenses, you must consult with an eye care professionals. Because if you handle this type of lenses wrongly, they might hurt you badly. Even you will feel uncomfortable wearing them. For example- if you rinse them with water, they will not provide you with the much-anticipated service. You will have the chance to catch infection as tap water may have bacteria or germs.
Now, GP lenses consist of the following –
GP lenses have a combined use of separate cleaning and disinfecting or storage solutions.
There is a single multi-purpose solution for cleaning, storage, and disinfecting.
Previously, gas permeable lenses were washed or rinse with tap water, especially after cleaning. However, things have changed and now, Optometrists and ophthalmologists recommend not to use tap water. The reason behind their recommendation is tap water may cause eye infections such as Acanthamoeba keratitis. Besides, according to the FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) eye lenses must not be in contact with tap water. In that sense, GP lenses must be used with care. They must be rinsed with a multi-purpose solution or sterile saline. You must not rinse them with tap water or materials, which has saliva.
How to take care of your GP lenses?
To take care of the GP lenses, you can follow the below steps:
- You should thoroughly wash your hands and dry them before touching the lenses.
- Now, you should start with the right lens and remove it and keep it in your palm.
- At this stage, you should apply a few drops of cleaning solution and gently rub the lens while using the back-and-forth motion.
- After, you should rinse the lens and gently rubs the lens through your index finger and again, you will rinse it.
- Finally, you have to store the lens in a clean case, which is filled with fresh storage solution. Afterwards, you can repeat the process for the left lens.
The bottom line is you must follow your eye professional’s recommendation to take care of the GP lenses. It will help you in protecting both your eye and GP lens. So, let us know if you have liked our piece by commenting below.