What are Hybrid Contact Lenses?
Hybrid contact lenses combine a gas permeable (RGP or “hard lens”) center with a soft skirt (like most standard soft contact lenses) to provide you with the clear, crisp vision of a hard contact lens and the comfort and ease of a soft lens. The silicone hydrogel material of the soft skirt provides a high oxygen transmission for excellent corneal health and comfort. The new custom contact lens is designed to allow for continuous flow of tears underneath the lens; thus, allowing for all-day comfort.
Our doctors are trained to diagnose and assist patients with any contact lens fitting issues that might arise. Many patients come into our offices with an array of vision problems that previously could have been obstacles for contact lens fittings. Issues such as high prescriptions, astigmatism, multi-focal prescriptions, keratoconus, and irregular cornea have always presented a certain struggle to correct with regular prescription glasses and with soft contact lenses. Often, even with corrected vision, we often feel as if our vision “should be better,” and often with a custom hybrid contact lens, it can.
What are the benefits of a Hybrid Contact Lens?
Stable vision throughout the day: If you’ve ever felt like your eyes get “tired” after a long day at work or after using the computer? Do you often feel as if your contact lenses tend to come in and out of focus periodically? If so you’re not alone. Hybrid lenses are customized to your eyes to help you see your absolute best, all day long.
Clearer vision at night: A common complaint we hear from patients is difficulty with seeing at night. Visual sensations such as glare, haloing and light sensitivity can quickly become dangerous symptoms, especially when driving at night. Technology helps to eliminate these sensations, giving you exceptional vision during the day and night.
Sun Protection: All of our contact lenses offer UVA and UVB protection keeping your eyes safe from the sun’s harmful rays.
Breathable: The soft silicone hydrogel skirt and hard rigid center of hybrid lenses are made of highly breathable materials keeping your eyes healthy and bright.
Superior Comfort: Hybrid lenses have a soft silicone hydrogel skirt to provide patients with continuous comfort throughout the day similar to a standard soft contact lens and proving to be more comfortable than standard rigid gas permeable contacts.