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  Contact lens type
 Length of time lenses need
to be out before the consent appointment with the surgeon
 All soft contact lenses (including toric and extended wear)
 At least 1 week before
 Rigid gas permeable (RGP)
 worn for 0-10 years
 At least 4 week before
 worn for 10-20 years
 At least 8 week before
 worn for 20-30 years
 At least 12 weeks before
 True hard lenses (polymethyl methacrylate)
 At least 12 weeks before
58 Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long should I be out of contact lenses before the
consultation with my surgeon (‘surgeon consultation appointment’)?

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