Some Great Reasons to Choose Contact Lens:
The reasons for the popularity of contacts lens range from the medical to the cosmetic. Contacts can be therapeutic – treating or correcting non-refractive eye disorders
. But the most common reasons for choosing contacts are pragmatic. Contacts provide better vision than glasses, including providing superior peripheral vision. They don't fall off or break during sports. They make equipment such as cameras and binoculars easier to use. They don't become soaked in rain and, as anyone in a northern climate knows, they won't become fogged when you come in out of the cold.
Practicalities aside, the most popular reason for contacts is simply that they look good on the wearer. Prescription glasses
obscure the eyes. If the eyes are the windows into the soul, then wearing contacts cuts out the middleman. And the advantage of unobstructed eyes can be enhanced even further, with contacts that add another cosmetic advantage over prescription eyeglasses…
Turn Your Brown Eyes – Blue!
Tinted contacts have a dye infused lens which gives it a hue or a tint. The tinting can range from subtle – enhancing the existing color of the eye – to a complete change of color.
There are three types of tinted contacts:
Visibility tinted contacts
are colored lightly, sometimes just around the edges, and do not actually change the color of the eye. Their function is practical and welcome – have you ever dropped a contact on a sink surface and spent frustrating minutes trying to find it? A lightly colored contact makes the search much easier.
Color enhanced contacts interact with the natural eye color and intensify its effect. Blue becomes bluer.
The most radical changes are from opaque lenses. Because they do not allow light through from the eyes, they can completely change the eye's color. They can truly make your blue eyes – brown!
Play it Safe…
The rules for safety with colored contacts
are the same as with non-colored. Protecting your eyes must always be your paramount concern and there is always the risk of infection or complications. Make sure you get a qualified professional to fit them – and then follow the instructions you're given for the use of those lens. Don't over-wear your contacts. Replace them according to the schedule you are given. That will depend on the type of contacts – there are a variety of options from extended wear to disposable.
Your eye care professional will recommend contacts care products and it is important to know that not all solutions are created equal. At the risk of sounding like a broken record: these are your EYES. Cutting costs on solutions is worse than a false economy – it can be harmful.
Cleanliness while handling contacts is important. Wash your hands before handling your contacts and don't use tap water in your lens care. And this may sound like an obvious tip but it's a common mistake: don't put your lens in your mouth or use your saliva to wet them.
If your eyes become red or irritated – remove you lenses at once. And remember – eyes change. It is best practice to see your eye care professional once a year for an eye examination
- to check the health of your eyes and ensure that your current lenses and lens care regimen is still the best for you.
Contact lenses have great advantages for the wearer – whether untinted or designed to enhance or change the color of your eyes. With responsible use, and the advice of an eye care professional, they can be enjoyed in complete safety.