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3 Things You Need to Know About Colored Contact Lenses

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There are countless ways to change your look, whether through clothing or hairstyle. But upping your style quotient doesn’t have to stop there. You can also change or brighten your eye color with colored contact lenses!

Colored contact lenses are tinted lenses. Some completely alter your eye color while others offer only a subtle change. If you’ve been thinking about trying out colored contacts, it’s important to speak to your eye doctor.

Here are 3 important things you should know about colored contacts.

    1.Consider the Tint

When choosing colored contacts, you need to consider the tint that works best for you. There are three main tints available:

Opaque - This tint is non-transparent and changes the color of your eyes completely.

Enhancement - This tint intensifies your own eye color but doesn’t change it.

Visibility -  The color on these lenses is faint and will not change the color of your eyes. The tints are usually pale green or blue, making it easier to see if you ever drop the lens. Contacts with a visibility tint are suitable for any eye color because once the lens is in the eye, the tint isn’t visible.

    2.Safety First

Never order colored contact lenses — or any other type of lenses — without first being examined by an eye doctor, who will check your eyesight and determine which lenses are most suitable for your eyes and lifestyle.

Unfortunately, many manufacturers of non-medical colored contacts cut corners when it comes to fit and safety. Some use poor-quality plastic and even lead, a toxic material. The lenses may contain bacteria due to substandard manufacturing and storage.

These unregulated lenses can cause infections, corneal abrasions, and vision loss.

Even if you have perfect vision and don’t need lenses to correct your vision, you should still order your colored contacts with a prescription to prevent damage to your eyes. Getting colored contact lenses through your eye doctor after an eye exam is the safest way to go. Remember, colored contacts are medical devices and should be treated as a regular pair of vision-correcting contact lenses.

    3.Caring for Your Colored Contacts

Just like regular contact lenses, colored contact lenses need to be cared for to avoid eye infections and irritation.

  • Only wear lenses for the recommended time frame
  • Do not share contact lenses with anyone, to prevent infection
  • Never ignore eye irritation
  • Always clean and store lenses properly

If you are going for a different look, colored contact lenses can give your eyes the makeover you’ve been seeking. The great thing about colored lenses is that you have the freedom to wear them whenever and wherever you want. Contact Eye Trends today to find out more about the different kinds of contact lenses we have to offer.

At Eye Trends, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 936-441-3937 or book an appointment online to see one of our Conroe eye doctors.

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