At Vision NYC, our doctors utilize a variety of specialty contacts to enhance your vision when traditional soft contacts may no longer provide clarity. Rigid gas permeable contacts, commonly referred to as RGP, are a harder material that is not flexible. This allows better vision in certain corneal diseases or after specific surgical procedures.
For more advanced disease, we also utilize hybrid and scleral contacts to ensure that no matter your visual needs, Vision NYC has the tools to help you see your best. Hybrid lenses have a soft contact attached to the outside of a central RGP.
Additionally, scleral lenses offer clarity and comfort for patients who have been previously told they were not good candidates for contacts or who have been unsuccessful with other types of contact lenses. These lenses can provide improved comfort and vision when traditional RGPs have failed.
RGPs, hybrid, and scleral lenses can improve clarity and comfort in a variety of patients suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome, Graft vs. Host disease, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Microphthalmia, Keratoconus, Corneal Ectasia, Aniridia, and Neurotrophic Keratopathy / Keratitis (anesthetic corneas).