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Why Rigid Lenses Might be Right for You


While you may be most familiar with soft contact lenses, another less familiar brand of contact lenses exists: gas permeable (GP) lenses, also called oxygen permeable lenses.

In truth, GP lenses are a newer technology than soft lenses, and they last longer, offer better vision quality, and offer enhanced deposit resistance. Further RGP lenses may also be cheaper in the long term than soft lenses. Certainly, you need to first consult with an eye care practitioner to determine if hard lenses suit your lifestyle. Our optometry practice can help you determine whether hard lenses are right for you.

Since a GP is made of stiff material, it does a great job of maintaining its shape when you blink, which tends to afford sharper vision than the average soft lens. Furthermore RGPs are especially long-lasting. Though they will crack if stepped on, they don’t easily rip like soft lenses. Further, because they're made of substances that don't include water, proteins and lipids from your tears won't adhere to RGPs as easily as they do to soft lenses. Those of you who are especially fussy about vision quality will probably choose GPs.

GPs are also a good choice for people that have certain conditions such as astigmatism, presbyopia or keratoconus, where soft lenses may not produce the desired visual acuity. GPs are also suitable for contact users after refractive surgery.

When considering RGP lenses, make sure to first speak to your eye doctor to ascertain if you really are a suitable candidate. You never know…hard lenses could be the perfect match for you!


Our office will be opening on Monday, May 18th. We will be following all CDC guidelines as well as those recommended by our National and State Organizations including the KOA and AOA as well as the Governor of Kentucky. We will be adding to our protocol to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Due to the recommendations, we are following, all patients will need to call from the parking lot when they arrive. We will ask you if you are running a fever, or have symptoms of COVID-19. We may even take your temperature to keep for our records. We will ask that you remain in your car until we notify you to come to our office.

All patients entering the building must wear a mask or face covering.

We ask for your patience over the next few months as we work to get our patients rescheduled that had to be canceled during the closure. We will not be working at full capacity for some time and realize this will most likely cause delays in getting people rescheduled. We will also not be taking walk-in patients and ask that you please call if you need to be seen to set up an appointment. Please know that we are doing everything we can to take care of our patients during these difficult times.

You now can order contacts from the convenience of your home on our website by clicking here.
If you do not know your current prescription, please email us at or call us at 859-271-6194.
If you have insurance you would like to use, you will need to call us and we will be happy to place the order for you and submit it to your insurance.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all soon,

Dr. Jason Glenn and Staff