Ann Optom Contact Lens.  2021 Dec;20(4):135-139. 10.52725/aocl.2021.20.4.135.

Frequently Experienced Problems in the Early Stages after Prescribing Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

  • 1Vit-Sa-Rang Eye Clinic, Seoul, Korea


Prescribing rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses involves a series of processes that determine the most appropriate final lens through the trial use of test lenses based on the results of slit lamp microscopy, measuring refraction and corneal curvature, and corneal topography. The final prescription is reached by judging the dynamic lens movement, adequacy of the tear layer around the lens, corrected vision, and quality of vision. Various problems are encountered soon after prescribing lenses, including foreign body sensation, tear hypersecretion, decreased visual acuity, blurring, visual acuity change, redness, dryness, sudden pain, lens centering, and lens fallout. Here, we examine these problems and how to solve them.


Rigid gas permeable lens; Rigid gas permeable lens-induced complication; Rigid gas permeable problem solving
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