Definition of gas-permeable in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈˌɡas ˈpərmēəbəl/


(Of a contact lens) allowing the diffusion of gases into and out of the cornea.
Example sentences
  • Rigid or gas-permeable contact lenses appear to slow the development of axial myopia to a greater extent than bifocals, but the reason is unknown.
  • All soft lenses are gas-permeable to a certain degree, and can be categorized further by the amount of water in the material.
  • Daily-wear soft lenses aren't as durable as gas-permeable lenses, but are more durable than disposable soft lenses.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.