What’s New With Colored Contacts?

By May 11, 2015 Contact Lenses No Comments

Colored contact lenses continue to gain popularity as a safe, affordable fashion accessory for men and women of all ages. When colored contacts first hit the market, there were only a few styles available and these contacts were often priced higher than vision-correction lens.

Over the past few years prominent contact lens companies like Acuvue and Ciba have introduced their own lines of colored fashion lenses, helping to bring down the price while increasing the range of options available to consumers. Many celebrities have been spotted wearing colored contact lenses, including Megan Fox, Jennifer Aniston and Paris Hilton, adding a boost to the popularity of these fashion accessories.

WHY CHOOSE COLORED CONTACTS?

Colored contacts are a great way to change your look without breaking the bank. Some people choose to wear these lenses for special occasions like graduations, weddings and parties, while others want to change their natural eye color on a daily basis. Just like many people change their hair color, wearing colored contacts is a safe, easy way to alter your natural eye color. Wearing colored contact lenses can help tired eyes appear brighter and more youthful, helping to make your eyes the focal point of your face.

HOW COLORED CONTACTS WORK

Colored contact lenses are fitted directly onto the eye, just like traditional contacts are. These lenses are completely transparent and come in a variety of colors that either partially or completely cover the natural eye color of the wearer. There are also lenses that can help add sparkle and depth to the eye with starburst patterns that create a stunning multi-dimensional look.

Because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers all types of contact lenses to be medical devices, an exam and fitting is required by an optometrist or other licensed eye care professional, even for patients with perfect vision.

TYPES OF COLORED CONTACTS

There are two basic types of colored contact lenses-prescription and non-prescription. Prescription lenses are for people who wear glasses or contact lenses to correct or improve their vision, while non-prescription lenses are used as a fashion accessory only.

Colored contacts are available in both disposable, daily wear and non-disposable, extended wear models. Which type you choose depends on how often you plan on wearing your colored contacts and how much time you are willing to invest in caring for a set of lenses. For occasional use, daily wear disposables are the best choice, while regular users often find extended-wear models more economical. Non-disposable colored contact lenses require careful cleaning and storage to prevent damage to both the lenses and the wearers’ eyes.

So, if you are looking for a unique, affordable way to update your appearance and personal style, consider buying colored contact lenses. Whether you want to change your eye color for a special night or for everyday wear, colored contact lenses can be a great choice for both men and women who want to enhance the look of their eyes.