How To Eliminate the Risk Associated With Wearing Colored Contact Lenses

By Subodh / May 11, 2014

Fact: everyone wants to look better than what they are. Dangerous fact: While trying to do so, many people end up harming themselves. Some people wear colored contact lenses because they do not like the color of their eyes. The colored lenses can definitely change the eye color but they can also be risky. You don’t necessarily need to change the color of your eyes to make them look beautiful. There are other techniques that can make you look beautiful overall keeping the same eye color. However, if you really want to change the color of your eyes using colored contact lenses you need to be careful about where you buy it from. You also need to make sure that you first see an optometrist before buying the lenses. Always make sure that you are using only the prescribed lenses.

Types of Colored Contact Lenses

Visibility tint: These lenses are not tinted to change the color of your eyes. People who wear contact lenses know how difficult it is to find the lens if it is dropped on the floor. It is barely visible. Therefore, to make the lenses more visible to the naked eyes, some lens makers add certain amount of tint. This ensures that you do not have any difficulty while handling the lenses.

Darkening tint: Again these types of lenses are not tinted to change the color of your eyes completely. Some people’s eye color is very light. They wear these lenses to make their eyes appear darker. These lenses only enhance the color of your eyes without changing it completely.

Color changing tint: These are the type of lenses that change the color of your eyes completely. There are some people who do not like the color of their eyes. Therefore, they opt for these lenses to have their eyes appear in a different color. Some people wear colored lenses for fashion purposes. They have such lenses in different colors and they change it to match their dress. These lenses are also used extensively in the movies where the actor’s eye color needs to be changed for the role.

Buy The Lenses Only After Getting a Prescription

One of the reasons why you should buy only prescribed lenses is because it will be safer for yo

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ur eyes. Another reason why you need to buy only prescribed lenses is because it is illegal to buy lenses without a doctor’s approval. Selling the over the counter lenses is illegal. In fact, even the lenses without vision enhancement are not approved for sale without prescription. So, whether you are buying lenses for fashion purposes or medical purposes, you need to have a prescription for it.

Why Do You Need Prescription?

There are several risks associated with the incorrect usage of the contact lenses. This is the reason why you need to wear the appropriate lenses and this is the reason why you need to see an optometrist before putting on the lenses. Here are some of the risks.

Lenses need to fit properly: The lenses need to fit your eyes perfectly otherwise they can cause damage. The damage may range from mild to severe. In extreme cases, wearing incorrect lenses for a long time could also result in vision loss. You may also aggravate vision issues if you are not wearing the right size of lenses. Only your doctor can take the measurement and suggest you the best fitting lenses.

Infection: If you are not wearing the right lenses for your eyes you are running the risk of getting your eyes infected. The infection could be something less serious as irritation in the eyes to something very serious like loss of vision. Your doctor knows which lens is best suited for your eyes.

Are Colored Contact Lenses Always Dangerous?

Colored contact lenses may not necessarily be dangerous. At least the lenses are not dangerous just because they are colored. However, they have the same risks associated as the normal contact lenses. This is the reason why you should always consult a doctor before buying the colored contact lenses. Some people think that if they do not have a vision problem they do not need to see the optometrist before buying the colored contact lenses. But you must not forget that you are putting something on your eyes which it is not used to. You may end up buying wrong lenses resulting in damages to your eyes. Moreover, it is no longer legal to buy the contact lenses without a prescription.

In The End

Colored contact lenses are not always dangerous if you have got your eyes checked by the doctor. Even after buying the prescribed lenses, you need to take good care of them. You should also visit the doctor regularly even if you do not have any vision problems.

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