Purchasing contact lenses has always been a tricky decision. Below is a brief comparison of soft and rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses. A Thorough eye examination and a better understanding of your specific vision requirements will help your local Optometrist determine the best option for you.
Hard Contact Lenses are generally known as semi-rigid gas permeable (RGPs) and they are now made of plastic-like material, an advancement from the former glass lens. Newer RGP lenses offer the advantage of allowing more oxygen to pass through to the eye. They are often referred to as oxygen permeable lenses and are available in daily wear and extended wear options.
Soft contact lenses are composed of malleable plastic polymers. They are very flexible and, when fit properly, will form to the cornea (the front surface of the eye). They are the most commonly worn type of contact lenses.
As you can see both type of lenses have their advantages and disadvantages, and very easy to use and handle. Pop into your local Vision Works and get a comprehensive eye test for only R90, buy a 90 pack of Dailies contact lenses (which suite your needs) and get a 30 pack ABSOLUTELY FREE, and of course a full rundown on the proper procedures and care for your contact lenses.