There are only a few people who are wearing gas permeable contact lenses or hard contact lens these days. But this does not mean that such contact lens is now outdated. So how long do you need to hold on to your contacts? Read on to find out.
How Long Do You Need to Keep The Contact Lens?
The answer to the question of how long you should keep your gas permeable contact lenses varies from one person to another. Some people, especially those who owned the old types, would really keep their contact lenses even for a longer time. That is okay, for as long as you take good care of them well, since these contact lenses are pretty durable, and must be taken cared well.
If you are used to wearing the older type of the hard contact lens, then you can just keep that kind of contact lens even longer. These days, it’s rare to find a person wearing the older types of hard contacts that is called the “PMMA”. These contact lenses are not gas permeable, and that is the reason why they are not being prescribed by doctors these days.
Things to Consider Before You Decide to Change Your Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
- If your prescription from your doctor has been changed.
- If your doctor would prevent you from wearing the contact lenses due to some defects like a broken edge, or if the lenses are so deposited that you can no longer polish or clean.
- If there are heavy scratches on your contact lenses and would affect its ability to wet the lens.
- If the fitting of the lens is not proper, because this might lead to the abrasion of your cornea.