Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

Gas Permeable (GP) lenses are often mistaken for old “hard” lenses, but that’s where the similarities end. Modern GPs offer superior vision, durability, and eye health. At Central Ohio Vision and Eyecare, we’ve successfully fitted hundreds of patients with these lenses, achieving amazing results!

Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

Contact lenses come in two main types: soft and rigid. While old rigid lenses, known as “hard contacts,” were made from PMMA and are rarely used today, modern rigid lenses are crafted from durable, flexible, and breathable materials called Gas Permeable (GP) lenses. These lenses allow oxygen to reach your eyes, ensuring they stay healthy and comfortable.

Why Choose Gas Permeable Lenses?

Superior Vision Clarity

  • GP lenses hold their shape, making it easier to achieve vision clarity that can exceed that of glasses. Unlike soft lenses, which flex and change shape with every blink, GP lenses provide consistent and precise vision correction.

Custom Fit for Your Eyes

  • We custom-make GP lenses to fit each patient’s unique eyes. By controlling the size, curvature, and power of the lenses, we ensure they are as comfortable as, or even more comfortable than, most soft lenses.

Enhanced Comfort for Dry Eyes

  • The materials used in GP lenses do not pull moisture away from the eye’s surface, making them a great option for dry eye patients. This results in improved comfort throughout the day.


  • GP lenses are extremely durable and can last from 1 to 2 years with proper care. Unlike soft lenses, which typically need to be replaced very frequently to reduce the risk of infections and maintain comfort, GP lenses offer a longer-lasting solution.

Custom Wave Lenses

  • We use custom Wave lenses, made from a detailed map of the front of your eye, to provide the most precise and comfortable fit possible. This customization ensures optimal vision correction for patients with unique vision needs.

Specialty Lens Services

GP lenses are just one of the many specialty contact lens services we offer at Central Ohio Vision and Eyecare. Whether you need custom soft lenses, scleral lenses, or multifocal lenses, we have the expertise and technology to provide the best possible solution for your vision needs. Learn more about our specialty contact lenses.

Personalized Care for Optimal Vision

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to contact lenses. While most soft lenses serve as a good “off-the-shelf” option, many patients need custom lenses for the best possible vision. Dr. Karres and our team are dedicated to working with you to improve your vision.

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