All about coloured and decorative contact lenses
Contact lenses are not only instrumental when it comes to improving your vision, they can also help you take your aesthetics to the next level. And, if you’ve been considering coloured contacts, you must be bustling with millions of questions. Here are a few answers.
Do I need a prescription to buy coloured contacts?
Yes, you do need a prescription to buy coloured contacts. They are, like normal contact lenses, a medical device, and there is no “one size fits all” philosophy that can be applied to medical devices. Even if the packaging claims otherwise, you might end up scratching or irritating your eye if you put in lenses that are not made for your eye.
Where can I buy them?
Once you have your prescription, you can either buy them online or consult your doctor on the best place to get them.
What kind of coloured contacts are there?
There are coloured contacts that have a slight tint to them which are only designed to help you see them better as opposed to the transparent lenses. You can also purchase contacts that only have a little bit of colour in them which can bring out your natural eyes or you can get contacts that completely transform the way your eye colour. Some decorative lenses can also change the shape of your eye or your pupil.
Am I a suitable candidate for coloured contacts?
If you suffer from constant dryness in your eyes or irritation or have an allergy, then it is likely that your doctor may not agree to prescribe coloured contacts for you. There are brands that are recommended more than others, for instance Anesthesia Addict.
Do the safety instructions for coloured contacts differ from normal contact lenses?
Yes. Before you start wearing coloured contacts make sure to consult with your doctor about how to take proper care of these lenses as they vastly differ from the maintenance of regular lenses.
Can I share coloured contacts with my friends and family?
Absolutely not. Even if your contacts are not the corrective type, it is vital that you do not swap or share them with anyone else. Eye infections can spread through such practices which may prove to be fatal.
Can coloured contacts help sportspersons?
They can; for instance, contact lenses with a green tint may help tennis players see the ball much better improving their response times and helping their game.
Are colored contact lenses uncomfortable?
Often coloured lenses are thicker than regular contact lenses which can be difficult to get used to at first. On the flipside, thicker lenses are easier to insert and remove.
Are decorative or coloured lenses bad for me?
No, you can wear coloured contacts just as you would corrective lenses. Some people also opt for corrective coloured lenses that can be custom made. Check out a specialised producer such as Anesthesia USA. Since your eyes are at stake, it is not okay to skimp and purchase OTC cheaper lenses.
Whether you want to improve your vision and look chic at the same time, or just wish to experiment with your looks, coloured contacts are the way to go. As long as you get your doctor’s approval and take proper care of your contacts, there is no harm in using coloured or decorative lenses.
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