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.
Change 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.
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.