What Eye Care Practitioners Say
About GP Contact Lenses
Eye care professionals aren't easy to please, and the fact that many recommend GP contacts to their patients speaks highly of the benefits of these high-tech lenses. Read what they have to say:
Cathy Pannebaker, OD
"Considering the cost and the superior vision of GP lenses, it's actually the best choice for many patients, and I believe the majority of nearsighted and farsighted patients are good candidates for GP contact lenses."
"They are also a very cost-effective option, because the lenses can last one year, two years, maybe even three years."
"If a patient wants superior vision, if they want a cost-effective type of correction that is easy to handle and take care of, then they are a great candidate for GP lenses. Yes, I truly am a believer in GP lenses."
Tom Quinn, OD
"Ideal gas permeable contact lens candidates, for me, are people that care about their vision which is virtually everybody!"
"The obvious candidates that most eye care professionals recognize are patients with astigmatism, presbyopic patients, and irregular cornea patients. However, the people that may not come to mind immediately are those who may have difficulty manipulating a soft lens, patients that have a small lid opening so they may have trouble getting a large lens in and out of their eye, and patients that want a cost-effective contact lens option."
"One of the most compelling groups that can benefit from GP lenses are patients that have a corneal irregularity from conditions such as keratoconus, corneal surgery, or trauma. These patients truly suffer with their visual condition, and GP lenses can increase their quality of life in a way that no other lens can."
Jeff Walline, OD
"At this stage of my career, I focus on fitting children with contact lenses, and I've found that kids do very well with GP contact lenses."
"We fit kids with GP contact lenses if they have trouble with dexterity, if they can't handle a soft lens because it folds on them quite frequently, or they just can't put it in their eye because it's too big. We might also fit a kid with GP lenses if they have low amounts of astigmatism that just can't be corrected with a spherical soft lens."
"The GP lenses are easy for them to handle, they're healthy for their eyes, plus they can see very clearly with them. And kids really take good care of them, even at young ages."
"Corneal reshaping contact lenses are great for young kids, because they don't have to wear vision correction throughout the day. They are also great for kids who participate in sporting activities, because they don't have to worry about losing their contact lenses while they're active."
"Most children only have to wear the corneal reshaping lenses every other night or every third night. So kids do really well with the treatment and don't have to wear the lenses as often."
You've read what eye doctors say about GP contacts. Now read what wearers think.
[Page updated September 2009]