Colored contact lenses are becoming
more and more popular. These days you don’t have
to be born with a beautiful eye color, a pair of colored
lenses can make you eyes green, blue or even violet in
seconds. And with special effect lenses you can make your
eyes look completely inhuman.
However, the question many people ask –
is it safe to wear colored and special effect contacts?
The short answer is – yes. Modern brand name colored
and special effects contacts are very thin and comfortable.
If you buy colored contacts
by reputable brand and care for them properly, color lenses
are absolutely safe for you. The dangers occure when people
neglect the simple safety rules. Doing so can lead to
an eye infection and even compleat blindness.
Safety rules regarding special effect contacts and colored
lenses are very simple
Same rules apply to both plano (no corrective powers)
and corrective lenses.
Never buy your
color contacts from flea markets or beauty salons.
The lenses you obtain from these places are of questionable
quality and can be made from materials that are dangerous
to your eyes. According to the FDA contact lenses (even
the plano ones) are medical devices and can only be sold
by an optometrist or licensed contact lens retailer.
While ordering your contacts from a doctor is a bit pricey,
retailers of colored lenses offer high quality discount
See your eye
doctor to obtain a prescription for color contact lenses
or special effects lenses.
This is absolutely necessary if you need vision correction
– most color and costume lenses come with corrective
If you have a 20/20 vision and want to wear color
contacts just for fun, visiting a doctor is highly
advisable as well. Most colored lenses offer two or more
options for base curve – a parameter you can’t
guess, this is a doctor’s job. So while buying color
lenses from a doctor is a waste of money, having them
properly fit is an investment in your health.
Never swap your
color or special effect contacts with other people.
Tempting is it may be, trying on somebody else’s
contact lenses is a sure way to pick an eye infection.
care of your color contacts
your lenses according to the schedule – most popular
colored contacts like Freshlook
collections of Acuvue
2 Colors are 2 week replacement lenses, which means
that you have to throw them away every 2 weeks and replace
with a new pair
Don’t go to bed wearing
your colored contacts – they aren’t designed
to be worn overnight
Clean your color
lenses every time after removing and before inserting.
Wash your hands with soap before handling the lenses.
Never wear a lens that is ripped,
replace it with a new oneIf you feel that your color
lenses hurt your eyes immediately remove them –
most likely the lens is broken or an eyelash get stuck
Clean your lenses and if they
aren’t ripped put them back. If discomfort persists
consult your doctor
You see - taking proper care of your beautiful
color contact lenses isn’t all that difficult.
They can do wonders to change your appearance, and following
the safety rules you won’t have any problems with