What Are Gas Permeable Contact Lenses and Benefits to Wearing Them?

Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

Gas Permeable (GP) or Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) contact lenses are an alternative to soft contact lenses. Although they are currently less popular than soft lenses, they offer a number of advantages and are continuing to improve as research and technology advance.

GP contacts are made of durable silicone which allows the passage of oxygen through the lens to your cornea and the front surface of your eye – essentially allowing your eye to “breathe”.

Contact Lenses or Glasses?

Are contact lenses or glasses better for you or your vision?

There are pros and cons to wearing glasses and/or contact lenses. So, to help you decide what is best for YOU and your visual needs, we thought we would highlight both.

Glasses (Pros and Cons)

  • The biggest benefit to glasses is that anyone can wear them,

Selecting the Right Contact Lens

Are you taking the big plunge and switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses?

Have you always worn contact lenses, but are not completely satisfied with them? If you wear them already or are deciding to wear contact lenses, you need to choose the right lens for your lifestyle. We thought we would offer some suggestions to help you decide.

Take the Mystery Out of Cataracts and Cataract Surgery

More than 22 million Americans over the age of 40 have cataracts and more than 72% of adults will get cataracts.

Remarkably, many are still in the dark when it comes to knowing or understanding the modern advances in treating the rather common eye condition.

There are many misconceptions about cataracts.

What to Expect When “Electing” . . . Cataract Surgery

Many people consider poor vision an inevitable fact of aging, but they are mistaken.

Cataracts develop as we age and are typically the cause of deteriorating vision. Cataract surgery is a simple, relatively painless procedure that allows us to regain a majority of that lost vision. Nine out of ten people who have cataract surgery regain very good vision,

Dr. Milhim Aswad rated BEST Doctor in Boston Magazine’s Best Doctor Guide 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Aswad for his selection as one of Boston’s BEST Doctors in Boston Magazine.

Carefully vetted and chosen by their peers, the experts on our annual guide to the region’s top doctors have all your medical needs covered—just consider it your prescription to better health.

This comes as NO SURPRISE to the staff here at Dedham Ophthalmic Consultants and Surgeons who have worked alongside Dr.

Types of Cataracts

There are several types of cataracts and they are defined by the location and/or their origin.

To help alleviate some of the mystery that surrounds the various types of cataracts, we have created this list to clarify their location and origin. By doing so – our hopes is to help those who seek Dedham Ophthalmic Consultants for help with their cataracts will have a better understanding of cataracts.

Smart Ways to Use Your Flex Spending

If you have a health plan through a job, you can use a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for copayments, deductibles, certain prescription drugs, and other healthcare expenses.

A Flexible Spending Account is an account you can contribute money into and use to pay for certain out-of-pocket health care costs. Through the use of FSAs,

Are You Experiencing Cataract Symptoms?

Immature cataracts have very little impact on your vision.

Did you know that when you first start developing a cataract, it has very little impact on your vision? You may notice a little blurriness in your vision, however, if you are over the age of 40, you have most likely been dealing with blurry vision already.

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