At Zacks Eye Clinic in central London we see several patients with complex prescriptions who benefit greatly from Hybrid contact lenses.
What are hybrid contact lenses?
Hybrid lenses have a rigid gas permeable centre surrounded by a soft lens skirt. This combination of hard centre with soft edge provides visual clarity equivalent to a rigid gas permeable contact lens (RGP) with the comfort of a soft contact lens.
‘My ophthalmologist recommended Zacks for specialist contact lenses, my vision is now excellent, better than I’ve seen in years’
Why use hybrid contact lenses
Hybrid lenses are invaluable for patients with sensitive eyes who cannot tolerate the sensation of RGPs, but require the stability of a rigid lens for clear vision. They are especially useful for patients with distorted or irregular corneas such as with Keratoconus or following corneal surgery.
Hybrid contact lenses have also proven to be a great solution for patients with a high or irregular corneal astigmatism, especially in cases where excessive lens rotation and fluctuating vision have not been tolerated with alternative soft contact lenses or rigid gas permeable contact lenses.
Synergeyes – hybrid contact lenses
The Synergeyes range of hybrid lenses is especially popular. As well as the regular range of SynergEyes Duette contact lenses, we fit the Synergeyes Ultra-Health range for keratoconus and Synergeyes multifocal’s for presbyopia. Recent advances in manufacturing techniques mean that we now also have the option to tether a soft skirt to several other rigid gas permeable contact lens designs. Providing endless options for improved centration and comfort.
Replacement frequency of hybrid lenses
Hybrid contact lenses, should be replaced every 6 months due to the soft part of the lens expiring. Once the fitting is complete, we can provide a tailored payment plan to spread the replacement contact lens costs by monthly direct debit.