Changing Eye Colors with Contact Lenses

People wear contact lenses for three main reasons. The first is because of vision problems, and they depend on contact lenses to see clearly. The second reason is they are better than glasses as they don’t get in the way. Contact lenses don’t have to be continuously adjusted, which is unlike glasses that are displaced continuously after various movements. The third reason to wear contact lenses is that they not only make you less geeky but are more fashionable too. If you are looking for something especially chic, you can choose to wear colored contact lenses.

Colored contacts for all occasionsChange your eye color

Colored contact lenses change your eye color, and thus significantly alter your appearance too. There are various brands of colored contact lenses, produced by leading contact lens developers. No matter if you have dark or light eyes, you are sure to find the right colored contact lens from the wide selection available.

Based on your physical features, you can determine if the color of a contact lens suits you or not. To ensure the lens looks good on you, some contact lens manufacturers have programs you can use to find out how you look with various colored contact lenses. It’s better to visit the company’s website to try the program for help in choosing the right colored lens for yourself.

To use this program, you just must upload your picture and try out different colored contact lenses. In case your chosen contact lens manufacturer does not have such a program, you can always visit an eye or vision center and try their free trial lenses.

In fact, this is a better way to try your colored contact lens as you not only find out if you look good in it, but you can also decide if you are comfortable wearing it too. Moreover, there are professionals here who can help you make your choice.

Consult your doctor

Not everyone can wear contact lenses or colored contact lenses as sometimes the lenses can lead to eye irritation. This is why it is better to visit and consult an eye specialist before first-time users start wearing colored contact lenses.

It is important that you always wear properly fitted contact lenses as if they do not fit well, they only cause eye irritation and may scratch your eye lens. It is your doctor who will be able to choose the right size lens for your eyes.

A prescription is required for contact lenses in the United States, even if you are buying them to make a fashion statement. This is because contact lenses are considered to be medical devices and should not be worn longer than prescribed.

Care

Colored contact lenses should be cared for just like regular contact lenses. This means you have to wash your hands thoroughly before putting in contacts as any dust or lint on your contact can irritate your eye. Take your contacts out before sleeping to prevent eye damage or infection and always keep your contact case debris free.

Your case lid should fit tightly to prevent any possible leakage or entrance of bacteria. If you experience any discomfort while wearing your colored contact lens, stop using them! Moreover, never switch contacts with another person as it can lead to the trading of bacteria from one person to another that leads to irritation, infection, or injury.

Types of colored contact lenses

There are basically four types of colored contact lenses available, each with its individual benefit.

Visibility tint colored contact lenses are lightly tinted that make it easy to find your lens if dropped. These tints do not affect your eye color. Enhancement tint comes with a translucent tint that helps intensify light eyes without completely changing your eye color. These tints are slightly darker than visibility tints. A color tint is dark and opaque that changes your eye color. They come in various colors, including amethyst, green and violet and have a bright center so that you can see. The light filtering tints are best for athletes, and sports fans as they enhance some colors and mute others while making your eyeballs stand out. Tennis players who wear these colored contact lenses thus improve optic yellow, the tennis ball color. Colored contacts can be fashionable and fun. Just remember the above tips to keep your contacts fun and your eyes healthy.

A Guide to Improving Self-Concept

The key to a happy life, successful career, strong relationships, and a general well-being has a good self-concept. Sometimes, however, that takes work. Julia T. Wood lines out four steps to developing a good self-concept in her book Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters. She says the key is making a firm commitment to personal growth, gain and use knowledge to support personal growth, set goals that are realistic and fair, and seek contexts that support personal change.

Make a firm commitment to personal growth

The first thing to do when deciding to improve self-concept is actually making the commitment to improve self-concept. It is a challenge and takes work. It’s cliché, but things are easier said than done. This means not letting setbacks prohibit moving forward and persevering through resistance.

Components of Self-ConceptGain and use knowledge to support personal growth

The first thing to do is identify what the current self-concept is and determine how that self-concept came to be. The second thing need is obtaining information about oneself. There are four types of information. The first is open information, which is known to both the individual and others. The second type is the blind area that others can see but the individual can’t. This might be something like an individual believing they are weak but others seeing strength. The hidden area is the area that an individual knows about but chooses not to share with others. The last part is the unknown area that no one has discovered yet. Obtaining all knowledge possible (and asking others for more information) can be very helpful.

Set goals that are realistic and fair

People who decide to work out for the first time will go to the gym and try and run three miles the first day. They burn out fast and give up quickly. The same concept applies here. Pick small goals, and work towards them. Don’t take on too much in the beginning and add or expand goals as the first ones get mastered.

Seek contexts that support personal change

If one wants to stop partying, they might not want to surround themselves with a party atmosphere. Someone trying to learn to be independent might want to move away from parents. Create an environment that will enhance the path toward final goals. Implementing supportive family, friends, and co-workers can also help one work towards creating a self-concept.

In the end, improving self-concept must be done for the individual, not for anyone else. It’s a slow process but important. People should periodically check their self-concept; it changes over time.