So you get jealous when you hear Van Morrison crooning about those brown eyed girls, or maybe you wish your green eyes were just a little more vibrant or perhaps you want to take your cosplay game up a notch. Whatever your reason, colored contact lenses can be a convenient, temporary way to enhance or alter your eye color. Wondering if colored contacts are bad for you? Interested in the ins and outs of cosmetic contacts? Look no further than the Fresh Lens guide to colored contacts.
Prescription colored contact lenses correct your vision just like regular lenses but have the added benefit of either enhancing your existing eye color or changing it completely. There are also “plano” lenses available with no prescriptive power. They’re simply used for cosmetic purposes. While some lenses have a handling tint, which makes them easier to see, this slight tint doesn’t affect your eye color. Colored contacts have a clear opening in the pupil so you can see and color that goes over the iris or sometimes just on the outer-edge of the iris. They typically fall into one of three main categories:
Colored contact lenses aren’t much different from regular lenses and they’re safe when purchased from a reputable vendor with a prescription. In the U.S., contact lenses are considered medical devices and by law they can’t be sold without a valid prescription from an eye care professional. It’s important to get an eye exam and have the lenses fitted regardless of whether or not they have prescriptive power or they’re plano lenses. Sometimes people worry about how safe Halloween contacts are. These too should be FDA-approved and bought with a prescription. There’s no such thing as one size fits all with contact lenses, even decorative ones. It’s ordering non-sterile, non-FDA-approved lenses in a random size from a disreputable vendor that leads to safety concerns like eye infections and abrasions to the cornea. If you purchase your colored lenses responsibly and wear them according to your eye care professional’s instructions, they will be comfortable and safe.
You care for colored contact lenses the same way you care for traditional lenses. You’ll want to keep them clean and disinfected, wear them only for the amount of time recommended by your eye care professional, replace them according to the recommended schedule, avoid using them if they’re expired and as we mentioned before, only use colored contact lenses that are FDA-approved and ordered with a prescription. Be sure to read over our post on cleaning your contacts for detailed instructions if you’re a contact lens newbie, or even if you just need a refresher.
At Fresh Lens we offer a variety of colored contact lenses for customers in Canada and the U.S. We carry the top brands including Acuvue, Air Optix and FreshLook. Whether you want to add a little something something to your existing color or change it completely, we’ve got you covered.
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